Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Pulled Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans Aggressive, rude and manly. The three words that come to my mind when I think of ham hocks. They’re full of flavour and extremely versatile, great at enhancing any soup or stew. I hadn’t come across their unsalted cousin before buying a butchered half pig last year. It had been left languishing in my freezer while all the … Continue reading Pork Hock with Lentils and Beans

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

On Saturday, after dropping some of our animals to their respective babysitters, Ali and I headed to Cork for the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine. We were blessed with glorious weather and filled ourselves with great food (and wine for me) all day. We arrived at 12.50 pm and proceeded to the box office to get tickets for two of the talks. Although … Continue reading Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

Restaurant Round Up

Over the past few weeks I’ve visited a few cafe’s and restaurants for quick meals while working. Here’s some of my favourites: Lennons @ Visual, Carlow Town.Lennons is a cafe/restaurant attached to the Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre. I stopped in for lunch a couple of weeks ago while doing some work in the theatre with Music Generation Carlow. I … Continue reading Restaurant Round Up