Archive for December, 2012

Spud Sunday: One Look Forward, Many Looks Back

And so another year comes to an end – time for a review of highs and lows and what shaped 2012 at The Daily Spud

Topics: Spud Sundays

Spud Sunday: Man of Za’atar

A long overdue post about meeting Abu Kassem in South Lebanon, a farmer who, in the midst of wars and strife, pioneered the cultivation of za’atar – or Lebanese wild thyme – used in the popular spice blend of the same name


Spud Sunday: Cheese & Roasties

By now it’s a fixture in the potato calendar, the annual Daily Spud Christmas roastie round-up – I also had a few words to say in today’s Sunday Times on the subject of Irish cheese


Spud Sunday: East of Cork

It all boils down to soup in the end, with beetroot and potato soup made from the spoils of a visit to to Midleton Farmers’ Market and to Barnabrow House in East Cork, where chef Stuart Bowes is making his mark


Tipp Top Traas

It’s all about Tipp, with the recent Tipperary Food Producer’s dinner in Avoca Monkstown, followed by a weekend trip to Tipperary’s Glen of Aherlow and a visit to Con Traas’ wonderful apple farm

Topics: Events, Fruit, Travel

Spud Sunday: Young O’Donnell Had A Farm…

This week, I have, Santa-like, a rather large quantity of O’Donnells crisps to give away – 5 boxes worth to be exact. That’s if I don’t eat them all first, of course…