Mary Sheehan Coming Home To Cook

September 16, 2008

Indian Summer

Filed under: home base — admin @ 4:31 pm

The rain seems to have abated, at least for the past few days and the forecast looks good. But, a lot of grain crops were lost this season which means a hard winter for many Irish farmers. The markets are still brimming with fresh vegetables and I have a few interesting cookery demos scheduled.  See demos and events.                                                                                                            Last week I took a much needed break and met Carolyn Evans in Rome. Carolyn is a good friend who did the brilliant layout for Coming Home To Cook.  It was great to see a friend from my other home , New Jersey!  We spent 4 days in very hot and sunny weather.  What can one say about Rome? It’s a fascinating city that I’m thrilled I visited, although we skimmed the surface, we covered a lot of ground in 4 days and met wonderful people.  We stayed at a lovely convent right across from Museo Vaticano for only 55 euro a night for the room.  Contact me if you want their info.    This week I have the 1st Annual Clare Harvest Banquet which takes place on friday night, Sept. 19, to work on and I recruited my friend Pete (of Pete and Emma) who is a Chef, to come help.  For info on the Banquet see demos and events.                                                                                               But, the most exciting thing I did this week was visit CaherConnell Fort in the Burren to see a dig.  A team of Archaeologists have unearthed  2 -10,000 year old human remains. These are the oldest human skeletons found in Ireland. Most of the remains are of a teenage girl and the other is possibly an infant. My friends, Kim and Fergal O’Shea are Archaelogists with TVAS Ireland. This is a major find and Kim’s picture, holding the skull, was in a dozen Europen newspapers. Kim gave me a detailed description of the chamber, the remains, the animal bones and tools that were excavated. It was fascinating and as we were standing on a slight incline overlooking the beautiful fields of the Burren on a gorgeous hot, sunny day it was hard not to wonder what life was like for Ireland’s first people.  go to    for  pictures, news and updates.  Slan, Mary

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