Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

May 6, 2009

Clare Farmers Markets

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surf-clamssweet-peasThere’s a variety of foods for sale at the Farmers Markets in Co. Clare. Saturdays in Ballyvaughan you can get these surf clams and native Irish Oysters from the waters right off Clare from Goleen Shellfish. At the Kinvara Farmers Market I bought some of these scented sweetpea plants to put in the garden. Hopefully, the slugs won’t get them!  And, as an ex-New Yorker I am hugely impressed with Teresa Fahy’s bagels, they are the real thing and she sells them along with her herbs and garden veg at Ballyvaughan.  Her rhubarb was the inspiration for the strawberry rhubab tart in Coming Home To Cookirish-oysterstf-bagels

May 5, 2009

Slow Food Demos and flowers!

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walk-and-flowers-012walk-and-flowers-030This coming Friday, 8th of May at 1:00 I will be giving a  cookery demo at Crisdare home Accessories Shop on Market St. in Ennis. It is a promotion for  The Burren Slow Food Festival which is on from Friday, 15 May through Sunday 17-May. Go to to view the brochure. I will be giving a cookery demo at the festival on Sunday at 4:30 in the Pavilion.

In my demos I cook 3 gluten free and non-dairy recipes from                 Coming Home To Cook,  talk about vegetarian foods and their nutritional properties, answer lots of questions and there’s lots of tastings. Yum!

Come and enjoy the demos, festival and the beautiful Burren. May is the perfect month in the Burren. The wildlowers are peeking up through the grikes in the rocks and on the limestone meadows. Last weekend I enjoyed a Butterfly walk in the Burren National Park  sponsored by Burren Beo. Great information, and a beautiful walk but no butterflies in sight – it was too cold!  Afterwards we went to Annaliese’s and were wowed by the fields of rare gentians.  Tiny petals of deep blue with dark stems,  interspersed were purple orchids and yellow primrose.   Another great reason to visit west clare in the summer.

May 3, 2009

Summer is here!

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boragebucarscupcakesgossensherbs-bv3 Co. Clare Farmers Markets opened this week. Ballyvaughan and Milltown Malbay are back and brimming with fresh herbs, early lettuce, cabbage, radishes, and much more. Kinvara has just opened a Friday market in the Johnston Hostel Garden.  Lots of fun, music, fresh baked goods, organic plants and the tunes of traditional music filled the air.

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