The Little Green Grocer

It was only yesterday when Dave and I were looking for somewhere to eat that we decided to hang a left instead of our usual right when we hit the top of the high street in Kilkenny.  And I am so glad we did, there we discovered the cutest little shop which was aptly named “The Little Green Grocer”. So today,  we decided to go have a look and whilst talking to Sarah & Eleanor, the owners, we discovered it had been opened for the past six months!  That will just give you an indication how long it had been since we took a left turn! Sadly we are creatures of habit.

The Little Green Grocer, Kilkenny

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Out and About at the Kilkenny Farmers Market

On Thursday morning we awoke to a beautiful, clear, crisp November day.  The sun was shining in the bright blue sky and we emerged from the house bleary eyed and blinking at the golden orb in sky ( it had been a while since we had seen it we almost forgotten what it looked like!!)  Dave and I decided to enjoy the day that was in it so headed into town to grab a coffee and go for a morning walk in the park before stopping by the Kilkenny Farmers Market at Kilkenny Castle parade to pick up supplies for the week.   The Farmers Market is open every Thursday morning 9.30-2.30pm, Stall holders put out their wares come hail or shine.  Hundreds of local families and farmers supply produce to the weekly market.   You can find organic meats, cheeses, chocolates, breads, cakes, pies and preserves. Situated right in the centre of the city under the shadows of the Castle this is how I imagine the markets would have been set up hundreds of years ago.  If you are ever in Kilkenny on a Thursday, make sure you check out the market and support local suppliers!  :-)

(Images by David McClelland Photography)

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Out and About at The Village at Lyons

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This weekend was pretty hectic to say the least, but thoroughly enjoyable.  After a hard week,  my friend Eimear and I decided to sign up to a cookery course at The Village at Lyons. For those of you who have never been before, The Village at Lyons is a very special place.   Everywhere you […]

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Butternut Squash Risotto

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As the winter draws in I find myself looking for heart warming, earthy, comforting recipes.  Yes, its time to drag out your winter woolies,  slip on your old aran cardigan (as I have done/doing as we speak) and tuck into a wholesome bowl of autumn goodness. Nothing says fall like Butternut squash.  It  is a […]

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Keep Calm and Do Yoga

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It’s been a while.  Actually its been a long while since I posted.  Sometimes its difficult to stay focused and motivated, and recently it has been extremely difficult to channel my thoughts  into positive  productivity.  The simple fact is when life gets busy we forget about ourselves.  That small voice inside us gets drowned out […]

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A Girls Night & Tomato Tart

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As some of you are aware,  the weather of late has been so unusually hot for Ireland, I have lacked any sort of motivation in the kitchen.  The reason behind this go-slow is due to the fact that my little kitchen is south facing and gets incredibly hot with the sun beating in the windows […]

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Eggplant and Chickpea Curry

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Ok,  its Friday night and you are craving a treat to officially kickstart the weekend after a long and painful week at work.  What better way to herald the start of weekend antics then cooking up an authentic eggplant and chickpea curry!

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Set the Juice Loose!

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We got a juicer. Yes we did, and I love everything about it. So far, we have had the juicer for about a week and everyday we have juiced a bunch of fruit and vegetables to make really delicious juice drinks and keep our “five a day” bang on target.

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A Summer BBQ

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Well its official.  Summer has officially started and I know this because yesterday I attended my first ( and I hope many)  summer BBQ’s. The BBQ signals the start of the summer season,  it is the proverbial cutting of a ribbon,  or smashing a magnum of champagne against the bow of a ship,  it screams […]

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Vegetarian Chilli

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A loooong while ago I posted a recipe for Cowboy Chilli, I have to say that it has been some time since we have made it, but, seeing as I now am beating the drum and trying to promote healthy eating through Vegan or Vegetarian choices without sacrificing taste we thought we would give this […]

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