Cod & brie tartlet

In its fourth year, the Bia Bó Finne food festival was on this weekend on Inishbofin. Celebrating island eating at its best, there’s something for everyone, with food trails, cookery demos, beer and wine events and even workshops for the wee ones. All sounds like great fun, just a shame I couldn’t go! But I’m celebrating it from over here in Switzerland with a fish recipe! A dish inspired by one my mom did in the restaurant years ago, it’s great as a lunch or as a tasty starter. The nutty, garlicky spinach at the bottom harmonises well with the simplicity of the fish, and the tomato and melted brie topping which seeps down to the lower layers makes the whole thing positively moreish! Continue reading

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barnacle photos, lobster claw

It was a meal fit for kings our dinner last night. We eat like this just once a year, and it is so worth waiting for, believe me. The best of the best and the freshest of the fresh – pan-fried mackerel, home-smoked mackerel, freshly caught and cooked lobster and crab, new potatoes, home-grown veg, homemade mayonnaise. Good clean, simple tastes that work really well when combined. So healthy and wholesome. Continue reading

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