Rhubarb Muffins

What is there to say about Rhubarb? It’s by definition a vegetable, it has poisonous leaves and it’s roots are used in Chinese medicine as a laxative.  (Less about bowel issues please, this is a food blog not an advice column on digestive maladies).  Rhubarb is lovely.  That is all.  Here is a recipe for … Continue reading

Lemon and Lime Madeira Cake

Summer is in it’s final days and many of us on this fair island are seeing it out with a foreboding sense of disappointment.  Without being too glum, it’s fair to say that Summer didn’t really arrive at all this year.  According to Met Eireann, it has been one of the coldest since records began. … Continue reading

Upside Down Rhubarb and Lemon Cake

Rhubarb is currently basking in it’s all it’s seasonal glory and there’s no better time to make the most of it. A couple of weeks ago, I visited the lovely Libby and Will O’Connell who, along with their little girl Ava, have a wonderful country store not far from Clonmel (Old Barracks in Lisronagh). They … Continue reading