As the wooden man watched from his perch 15 of us tucked into a feast of pancakes at The Paradise Crepe in Schull last Sunday. My choice was apple crumble, with vanilla ice-cream and cream. Others went for savoury concoctions involving chicken and white wine, ham and salad but the kids all went for sweet options. Denny’s choice (age 8!) was smarties, nutella and double vanilla ice-cream and he relished every mouthful. We ate out on the decked courtyard at the back of the restaurant where there was ample room for everyone. Eclectically decorated the eye wandered slowly from old teapots, cobbler’s shoe mould and various potted plants back to the colourful mugs that held the sugar on the wooden tables.
A visit to West Cork is not complete without a trip to the Schull Country Market on a Sunday morning.
We stocked up on red onion relish from Conall Breheny of Breheny’s Bellish and sampled some of his ever expanding range including tapenades, pestos, tomato sauce, ketchup and a delicious chickpea salad.
I spied and bought a jar of Glor peanut butter & honey that came with a few recipes to try out one of which was peanut butter crusted beef which sounds interesting. Other buys were olives stuffed with almonds and garlic, humous, gubeen cheese and some rhubarb and ginger filled pastry from Eithne McCarthy. Eithne also makes delicious jams and I am looking forward to trying out a lemon cake sandwiched together with her homemade lemon curd.
Perhaps a full jar would have made a nicer picture but I’m blaming my sister Eimear for that!
I’m off on hols for a couple of weeks so probably won’t be sharing recipes for a bit but I will try to do some posting if possible. Til next time, Sheila