Monthly Archives: June 2011

  • 30th June 2011 Martin Shanahan's Smoked Salmon with fried egg and home fries

    We owe this recipe to Martin Shanahan's TV programme aired in May 2011 called "Martin's still mad about fish". It is easy to prepare and a great alternative to the usual "Full Irish Breakfast". - for one person - Ingredients: 1 potato 2 slices Burren Smoked Irish Salmon 1 tablespoon Ho... Read more
  • 24th June 2011 Winners of Bloom in the Park draw

    We ran a competition during the Bloom in the Park garden show where we had a very busy stand. And these are the winners of 1 side each of Burren Smoked Irish Salmon - congratulations to Eileen Hartnett Jo O'Connor Chris Carroll Brian Hunt Deirdre Reddy We will send the sides directly ou... Read more
  • 23rd June 2011 Irish Examiner - All right on the Night

    On 18 June 2011, the Irish Examiner magazine published an article written by Pól O'Conghaile about one of the biggest food operations this year in Ireland. It is about the foodie heroes behind the State Dinner held for Queen Elizabeth II in Dublin at the end of May. It is about the Irish artisan ... Read more
  • 21st June 2011 "My New Boyfriend" - a blog by Móna Wise

    Móna (and her tea-loving mother) visited us recently and wrote this slightly different blog about her experience. It is a funny blog that we don't want to keep from you! It starts like this: "This is a story about what I did today. Some of it is factual and real and the rest of it might be com... Read more
  • 18th June 2011 Talking about The Burren Smokehouse

    Talking To Birgitta of @BurrenSalmon at #Bloom2011 (mp3) Whilst at Bloom in the Park Birgitta met with landscape gardener and garden radio show host Peter Donegan. Peter was at Bloom recording audio with fellow presenter Brian Greene for The Sodshow when he met with the Burren Smokehous... Read more
  • 15th June 2011 Bundles of Asparagus and Smoked Salmon

    Very easy and fast seasonal recipe (ca. 30 min) which will be great for buffets, brunches and picnics as it can be prepared in advance and is served cold. Ingredients: 1 bunch / about 20 spears (green) asparagus 2 tblsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tblsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves sal... Read more
  • 15th June 2011 Wild Salmon & Sustainability

    As you might have been aware of, driftnet fishing was banned in Irish waters from the 2007 season onward. It still is banned as far as the driftnet fishing is concerned - long nets being towed by boats in the sea. The simple reason for that is that the number of wild salmon went down dramatically... Read more
  • 15th June 2011 21 generations of salmon fishermen and women

    We came across the Grubb family by chance - and were soon immersed in their fascinating history! They presented themselves as long-standing wild salmon fishermen on the Blackwater River in County Waterford, and it was only when Birgitta went down to meet them that she realised what kind of histor... Read more

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