Sometimes I go through a folder on my desktop called ‘useless photos’ and wonder why they never made the final cut. Do you have thousands of photos stashed on your memory cards and hard drives? Photos that might tell a story if you let them out for a spell?
The above photo has too much sunshine. The sun ruined the shot but also made it one of my favourites. Incidentally, the Galway Oyster Festival is just around the corner. Running from Friday September 28th – Sunday September 30th 2012. That is also our anniversary weekend. Anyone coming to town for the festivities? Let me know!
This photo fell out of focus most likely because the ingredients were being swiped out from under my nose as the Chef was making a poached chicken for the kids lunches.
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Our blog has been SHORTLISTED (in three categories!) for the Blog Awards Ireland. If I seem excited about this it is because I AM excited about this. If you are a blogger, or if you just enjoy reading blogs then come along to the Blog Awards Ireland event on Saturday October 13th, 2012 at The Osprey Hotel in Naas, County Kildare. This is sure to be a very exciting night!
For the perfectly poached chicken you will need 1 whole chicken, 1 kg tomatoes, 2 whole oranges (cut in half but not peeled), 1 whole bulb of garlic (cut in half unpeeled), 2 onions )peeled and halved), 2 tsp mexican oregano, 1/2 bunch coriander, 1 Tbsp achiote paste, 120 ml/ half cup of Aaspall cyder vinegar, salt, pepper and enough water to almost cover the bird. Put all ingredients in to a large pot with a lid and let it simmer on the stove for two hours. The original recipe comes from something Lily (A Mexican Cook in Ireland) cooked for us last year. She made a dish called Cochinita Pibil which I think is traditionally made with pork. This works well with all cuts of meat, we have discovered.
Another photo that will never end up saying much. The Chef has been working on a recipe for parmesan buttermilk breadsticks. I like them, the kids love them and he thinks they need work. Either way, these puppies are toast!
The jury is still out on this one. The dessert is great but the kids took the photograph so I am not sure if I am going to keep it for the second book or reshoot it. A reshoot means a re-bake. Who’s in for a Winky Dink? (This is the REAL name of this dessert!)
I just noticed I have a few ‘bad trout’ photos. This is one of my favourite dinners. Trout, mustard, breadcrumbs. It is so easy to make yet always looks a little ‘flat’. I will make Trout’ our new subject to study, shoot and, er, eat.
And last but not least ….. another photo that most likely will never amount to much …..
I am not sure why this ended up in the ‘bin’. I actually like this shot. It was taken at Lisloughrey Lodge earlier this summer.
If you are thinking you might need a little night away without the kids later in the year, this is the place for you. Especially if you book in for Friday November 2nd 2012. There is a special event taking place with Food & Wine magazine. Sure to be a hoot!
Book now – you know you will need that break!
Those are all the WiseWords I have for today,
OH – wait ….buy The Sunday Times on September 16th 2012.We have a recipe in it for a Pecan Pie Cheesecake.
You know you want some.
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