Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

August 11, 2008

rain rain go away

Filed under: on the road — admin @ 6:16 pm

I’m on the road again and wishing that  I had some good ice cream just about now! I recently spoke with  Kieran Murphy of Murphy’s Ice Cream in Kerry.. I know the Murphy’s from my Nyack, NY days. Kieran, mom Christine, dad Finbar and Aunt Carol were regular customers at Mary’s Cafe. I catered many events for them at the Weleda Headquarters and we became good friends.  In the mid 1990’s Christine was visiting Dingle and I suggested she look in on my cousin, Mary Curran. She introduced herself to Mary,  was welcomed in for tea and a chat by the fire. I’ll never forget Christine stressing to me how I had to get back to Ireland asap as this way of life was becoming a thing of the past and how lovely and gracious Mary was. Sadly, I didn’t return to Ireland until a few years after Mary and Joe had passed away but I have been welcomed warmly into the family by their son James.                                                                                                                   Now, Kieran and brother Sean have a thriving Ice Cream business in Dingle and Killarney and this summer have also launched a book, The Book of Sweet Things is a beautiful book of ice cream and dessert recipes. Check it out on Kieran’s award winning blog   I’m working my way through the book and will post my favorite recipe soon. The only thing that’s stopping me from getting some ice creeam now is the storm raging outside.                                                            Back to business – Coming Home To Cook is now in Athlone at Planet Life. Laura Kelly and I have a mutual friend in Clare and Laura owns a very cool healthy foods shop and cafe. In Mullingar the book sits on the front counter in Just Books on Pearse St., Nuts & Grains on Friars Mill Rd. and Wild Earth Natural Health Clinic on Dominick St.                                  Coming up this week – an interview on Raidio Corca Baiscinn 94.8 FM South Clare.I will be interviewed at 9:30 Wednesday by Kathy Nealon on the Women’s Hour.  Also, on Wednesday I will be in the food section of Waterford Today and Friday will be in the Feel Good supplement of the Irish Examiner. check out my website  for more info on the book. And, please send sun!

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