Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

July 26, 2009


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Thursday 30/07  is the Kilrush Farmers Market celebration of Loughnasa.
Traditionally, it is the celebration of the first harvest of grains, fruits, and vegetables.

The name Lughnasa iscousins-031 derived from Lugh, a Tuatha De Dannan king who is often referred to as an ancient god of light and also known as the “bright and shining one”.
In ancient tradition, Lughnasa celebration was a time of baking and blessing the first bread from the first harvest. More common was the blessing and cooking of the first potatoes.

The market is brimming over with potatoes, beetroot, carrots, turnips, parsnips, cabbage, beans, onions, garlic and all varieties of  greens and herbs sold by local farmers direct from their gardens.  I will be doing a vegetarian cookery demo at noon using lots of these veg. and recipes from             Coming Home To Cook. Colette and Eva will be answering all your questions about Hen and Pig rearing. Biddy, Chris and Michael will be available to talk about organic gardening. Rainbow Farms is launching this years crop of blackcurrant jam and the markets fabulous bakers will be offering lots of tastings. Music, face painting, local ice cream and much more will round out the day. Stop by the Kilrush market square between 9 -2!

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