Officially welcoming in summer at AQFS!
With lovely summer weather upon us, inevitably thoughts turn to changing our meals to something lighter. We have lots of summer seasonal vegetables arriving in store at the moment, with Grantstown Tomatoes, Drummond House Asparagus and Jerusalem Artichokes to name but a few gracing the shelves. This week’s Thursday tasting at 3 I will be looking at simple and easy ways to incorporate these ingredients into delicious salads that are nutritious but also are quick to prepare.
We will taste a lovely Spring Salad of Asparagus, Soft-Boiled Eggs and Derg Farmhouse cheese from Garranmore in Tipperary and also look at ways to use Jerusalem Artichokes which for all intents and purposes can be treated like a potato… who knew! So please join me tomorrow when we officially welcome in the summer at Ardkeen Quality Food Store and see if I can meet the ultimate challenge of pairing asparagus with wine… watch this space.
See you from 3
The ‘100% Irish Growers’ Box
100% Irish grown produce sourced from small-scale farmers, with whom we have long-standing relationships.
By stocking Irish or better still, locally grown produce, which has not been stored and transported from afar, we can guarantee the superior freshness and quality, as well as the ultimate in traceability
Our suppliers are small scale and the contents you receive are subject to harvest, quality, availability, and suitability for transit at the time of packing your order.
Below is an indication of local produce which is currently in-season:
- Rhubarb [Malcom Robertson, Wexford]
- Red Cherry Tomatoes [Grantstown Nurseries, Waterford]
- Grantstown Tomation 250g [Grantstown Nurseries, Waterford]
- Organic Apples [Richard & Sheila Galvin, Clashganny]
- Organic Exotic Mushroom Mix [Joe Gorman, Garryhinch Woods]
- Green Cabbage [O'Neill, Rush Co. Dublin]
- Organic White Cabbage [Des & Olive Thorpe]
- Carrots [O'Shea, Pilltown, Co. Kilkenny]
- Turnip [Michael Gaynor]
- Organic Potatoes [Richard & Eleanor Murphy, Robins Glen, Kilkenny]
The produce listed or shown in the images may not be available, where this occurs, we will substitute with items of similar quality and value.
We want to make sure your purchase arrives in perfect condition. This product contains fresh produce and will be dispatched Mon - Wed through the island of Ireland only.
Grantstown Suntini Sweet Tomatoes 200g
Grantstown Nurseries is based in Co. Waterford . It is a family business with a tradition of innovation and the highest horticultural practices. Grantstown Nurseries supplies the finest tomatoes with a wide range of varieties
Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese Wicklow Blue 150g
Wicklow Blue Farmhouse cheese a mild creamy blue veined brie. Wicklow Farmhouse cheese is a small family run business. Since 2005, we've been making our handmade Irish artisan cheese in a purpose built dairy on the Hempenstall family farm. We hope you enjoy our products.
Grantstown San Marzano Snack Tomatoes 250g
Grantstown Nurseries is based in Co. Waterford . It is a family business with a tradition of innovation and the highest horticultural practices. Grantstown Nurseries supplies the finest tomatoes with a wide range of varieties.
Irish Rhubarb Bunched
Irish rhubarb bunch - grown by Malcom Robertson, Co. Wexford
Fancy Fungi Mushrooms Forest Mix Mushrooms 150g
2 Gold Star Great Taste Award Winner 2016
The Forest Mix Mushrooms contain a mixture of shiitake, beech, enoki, eryngii, chestnut and grey, gold and pink oyster mushrooms in variable proportions depending on season and availability – a truly splendid combination of textures and flavours which make a fabulous addition to any meal! The Great Taste judges characterised our Forest Mix Mushrooms as “… bringing together a beautiful and very exciting selection of some very good quality mushrooms with a great variety of colours and textures. A really excellent mix of woody, sweet and nuttiness with long lasting mushroom flavours. And what a joy… the flavours really pack a punch…”.
These exotic and gourmet mushrooms are all naturally grown to the highest standards without using chemicals, pesticides or animal by products.