Heralding in summer, the first new potatoes
The arrival of the first new potatoes is always cause for celebration and we are very happy to report that as we speak, though still in the ground, the first delivery of Wexford grower Nicky Keogh’s Home guards are being prepared for picking and will be delivered instore tomorrow morning.
There has never been more awareness about eating seasonally and Home Guards, a creamy coloured potato with loose, thin skin and a waxy flesh will for many be the taste they associate as heralding the start of summer with all the lovely connotations that that brings, warm sunny days, long bright evenings and time to kick back a little.
As though we are not spoilt enough, we will also be taking our first delivery of this year’s Drummond House Garlic Scapes. Specialising in Irish Garlic and asparagus, the good folk at Drummond House farm in the village of Baltray in Louth harvest their scapes about three weeks before the garlic itself to the delight of chefs all over the Ireland. Only available for a short period each year, scapes make for sumptuous dishes. They can be whizzed into wonderful pesto, hummus and salads or blanched in olive oil sea salt, black pepper and grilled for 2 minutes allowing the flavours to sweeten and mellow.
With all this in mind, our Thursday Tasting this week will be Nicky’s new potatoes and grilled garlic scapes. Of course, those potatoes will need a good Irish salt so we will have Oriel Irish Mineral Sea Salt at the ready and of course lashings of Tinnock Homemade Butter.
Your summer may be about to start.
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Below is an indication of local produce which is currently in-season:
- Cauliflower [Tom Cleary]
- Green Cabbage [Tom Cleary]
- Organic Red Cabbage [Des & Olive Thorpe]
- Carrots [Ardmore Growers]
- Parsnips [Ardmore Growers]
- Turnip [Michael Gaynor]
- Organic Apples [Richard & Sheila Galvin, Clashganny]
- Organic Exotic Mushroom Mix [Joe Gorman, Garryhinch Woods]
- Organic Potatoes [Richard & Eleanor Murphy, Robins Glen]
- Brussel Sprouts [Dublin]
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