Easter Eggs from Marks & Spencer

With all the writing I’m doing at the moment, I had forgotten that Easter was almost upon us.  But you can’t beat a chocolatey reminder – especially if it’s from Marks & Spencer, and comes in the form of an Irish easter egg.  I was really delighted to discover that Lir easter eggs (which are made in Co … Continue reading

Pork Hock – a supreme comfort food

With the currrent bout of storms and snow, the lack of wifi here at Hunters Lodge paled into insignifcance compared to the lack of heat, light and water – never mind two out of three of my access roads to Carlow being blocked with fallen trees.  Such is life at the moment… Anyway, I enjoyed … Continue reading

I Am A Sausage Maker..

Yes indeed, I am officially a sausage maker.  Check these babies out…..! Thanks to the two pigs  that left Hunters Lodge before Christmas,  I now have lots of half pound bags of our own sausage meat (approx 75/25 meat/fat ratio) in the freezer.  With the meat having been reared here in the garden, I am … Continue reading

Pink Ladies and Pork Neck

I have to tell you that we are eating THE most magnificent pork this  weather.  It is definitely the best that we have ever  produced and the only thing we did differently in  our pig rearing routine this year was to dispatch  the pigs a little earlier.  This has definitely made a  huge difference – … Continue reading