Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

August 1, 2009

Pennies from Heaven

Filed under: home base,Recipes — admin @ 6:52 pm

loughnasa-0151loughnasa-017loughnasa-042loughnasa-0141Just minutes before I took this picture of Dave Irwin, Jazz Musician, playing at the Kilrush Market it was pouring rain. One of those Irish rains that comes down without warning in sheets, followed seconds later by brilliant sunshine.  Dave was a great sport and while taking cover under Eoin’s canopy played Pennies from Heaven, but decided to stay under cover just in case. But, the sun kept shining on the crowds who came out and enjoyed the Annual Harvest Celebration. The kids gathered around Ruth who painted their faces with lovely flowers in briliant colors, Colette gave advice on raising hens, Chris sold loads of his delicious blackcurrant jam. I gave a vegetarian cookery demo creating 2 dishes from Coming Home To Cook,  the spicey fried tofu and gingered honey carrots. I used all the veg and herbs  from the farmers and made cucumber in a yoghurt mint sauce using Rainbow Farms cucumbers and mint and Rahona Roots honey that was collected from their hives at 3:00 am!   Talk about fresh food!               Here’s the recipe, it’s gluten free:

Slice 2  cucumbers into thin rounds.  Blend together 2 cups plain yoghurt, 1/2 cup sour cream, 2 Tbl. honey, 2 tsp. red wine vinegar, 2 Tbl. chopped fresh mint , 1 Tbl. lemon balm and the grated rind of 1 lemon.  Mix the cucumber with the yoghurt and serve chilled.

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