Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

May 9, 2009

Kilrush Farmers Market

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crisdare-demo-034crisdare-demo-036It was a wild west clare day at the Kilrush Farmers Market last thursday.  The marquee was pounded with alternating bouts of  wind and rain. My early morning drive  from Lisdoonvarna was magnificent as I made my way through the seaside villages of Lahinch and Quinn where I caught glimpses of the Atlantic surf  roaring in. What a commute!  But, as is typical in Ireland, the sun mixed in making the fields glisten and on the way home I saw a rainbow. Ok, enough romanticism, but it really is like this here which makes Ireland such a special place, nothings predictable and all is magical.  The market is coming into season with lots of vegetable and flowers for planting,  new cabbage, a wide variety of lettuce, edible flowers, herbs, spring onions, beets and turnips. We bundled up and enjoyed the craic.  Several vendors bought their lunch from my stall  Here’s bridget enjoying a tofu patty, pasta pesto made with my wild garlic and red quinoa salad with fresh herbs, all served over her beautiful new lettuce. The tofu patty and quinoa salad is fromcrisdare-demo-044 Coming Home To Cook and the pesto is here under the wild garlic post.  I sold out of everything and gave out brochures for the Burren Slow Food Festival coming up next weekend.  If you’re on Facebook you can see more of my pictures  under Kilrush Farmers Market. Enjoy!

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