About six months ago our friend Harrison Gardner asked us to start keeping him all of our coffee bags once we had emptied them. He didn’t know exactly what he was going to do with them but he knew that they were good for something other than keeping our coffee beans fresh. He worked as a coffee roaster and barista before spending a number of years with Earthship Biotecture. Continue reading
The day that Aishling invited me over to the Fumbally for a residency, as part of their Autumn Series, was the day after I found out that half a roasted peanut goes further that a whole one. I said yes in a blink and on the last but one morning of October I arrived at Dublin port with a Hawley ticket, a thirst and a van full of Bengal. An opportunity like a dream. Continue reading
The realisation for us a few years ago that you could tap birch trees was a significant one. That warm excited feeling in your belly, that once more nature surprises. What if we could produce our own natural syrup here in Ireland that would rival the Canadians Maple? Then of course once you know Continue reading
We started using coconut yoghurt in the cafe about a year ago – we wanted a dairy free yoghurt to go with a gluten free, sugar free granola that we do (hence the Everything Free Granola thats on our Saturday menu). At first we were buying it in, but it was way too expensive to be sustainable, and when Continue reading
Katie Sanderson and Keith Coleman cooked a phenomenal japenese inspired meal for 12 people in the kitchen – the first time we tried out this informal setting around the kitchen island.
We’re experimenting with a lot of fermentation in the kitchen at the moment. Its something that we started to play around with about a year ago, a simple sauerkraut was the first thing we ever did. We now make: