Friday, 23 November 2012

Some photos from Food and Craft Fair at the weekend

Well this is my own jam. For years we had this wild Damson tree grownig in our back garden in Mayo, which has been bearing fruit since i was a nipper. Damson are quiet a bitter plum like fruit which needs quiet a bit of sugar, and was therefore neglected until my mum arrived to my door with 15kg of them :-/, so.....who says money don't grow on trees?? at €3.50 per jar, thats not bad!!!. this is a lovely alternative to cranberry sauce on turkey...and will be on my table for the xmas dinner :-) — withPatricia McNeela and Angela Mc Neela

Liz Nolan, author of; My Goodness cookerybook. I spent most of the day browsing throught her delicious nutritious recipies, which look soooo yummi. Liz's book can be found in all good bookshops and health food stores. Check out her fab web page for more information.

Solaris Teas are based in Galway, and is owned by Jörg Müller and Karin Wieland, Check out their website attached for more details. I so love their Rooibos Cacao Chi....YUM!!!!

Cobie Den Heyer makes a selection of jams and pickles in these cute beautifull packaged jars, not only do these look pretty, but they also have a high fruit content (72%) , and she also grows all her own fruit and vegetables, You can find Cobie in various markets in Galway & Clare. Cobie can be contacted on 087-7496871
 — with Cobie Den Heyer and cobie den heyer at Blackbox Theatre Galway.

Babara Buckley.....where would i be without you this weekend?....your such a trooper, thank you:-)! I cant wait to try your delicious Chilli Jelly. Barbara also produces Old fashioned Marmalade, Various Jams, Spicy Tomato jam (savoury), and much much more. Barbara can be found selling her produce on the moycullen market, on fridays i think ?? — withBarbara Buckley

Food and Craft Fair n Galway 17th & 18th November

What a Fantastic turnout at the Local Food & Craft fair which was held over the weekend in the Blackbox theare in Galway. The turnout certainly exceeded our expectations!!!. Slow Food Galway hosted a stand which represented 8 local artisan food pro
ducers from Galway, and almost all of their produce sold :-), I just want to say a big thank you to all those who volunteered a lot of their time in helping out over the a big thank you to; Babara Buckley, Richard Nielsen, Kate & Colm O Dwyer, Helen McFarland, Shiela O Driscoll & Liz Nolan for all your hard work. This weekend would not have been possible the organisers....Galway County and City Enterprise Board, so a big thenk you to the girls (Breda, Caroline, Catriona, Caroline etc....) there for organising such a fab event. We will certainly be back next year again!!!, and where would we be without the artisan producers of Galway...Thank you guys for producing such fab produce, Lets do it again next year again. I have a few snapshots of the event along with contact details of the producers that we represented at the event, enjoy....maria :-)