Honest2Goodness Market Newsletter 22nd September 2011
Welcome to this week's newsletter, with us all still recovering from last weekend's sporting events - the Irish Rugby win and the Dubs win! What fantastic spectacles they were of Irish determination and self-belief - and of course profound relief & joy when it was all over - well unless you were up for Kerry or the Aussies!!
This week sees another new stall joining us - with locally made Candles and Incense - arriving just in time to ward off those dim winter evening dinners with lovely suffused candle-light! And of course, candle-light is very easy on the ravages of time aka wrinkles!! So, welcome to Bernard and his Gifts Ect stall
Other stallholder news this week:
GourmetPizza Stall wont be with us this week - back next week; otherwise all stallholders due to be at the market.
If you feel like having a go at making some winter wooly socks, Clare from Puddleduck will have sock wool for sale this Saturday - and she will help with any advice needed - ah, I remember well being taught how to turn the heel on my one and only attempt at making socks, maybe Clare will be able to remind me how to do it!!
At the Pantry, lots happening with apples & pears. For starters, we are expecting our first delivery of David Llewelyn's fab apple cider vinegar and Balsamic Cider Vinegar - all the way from Lusk! We will also have a few bottles of his Pear Juice to try out.
Then, we will be using the apples and pears in the photo above in our scones - spelt health scones with apple n seeds, and our fruit & nut scones with almond & pear. We've also had a delivery of the Apple Farm Sparkling Apple juice and the Wild Orchard Fresh Still apple juice, so no excuses not to get some wonderful Autumn Fruit this weekend.
Also at the Pantry, we will have our new GLUTEN-FREE Breads on sale (photo above), which we had on tasting last Saturday. These are made by a small Irish company, called Bia Good who are based in Skerries, and they are made from certified gluten free ingredients. Very positive feedback on Saturday to the quality and taste of the bread, and they also remain fresh for a few days, but of course may be frozen as well. We will also have a small supply of their tomato tapenade, made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and sundried tomatoes - customers kept coming back for more of this last Saturday...
Wines of the week this week are from Italy, both from the renowned Masciarelli vineyard.
Masciarelli Trebbiano d’Abruzzo - €13 down to €11
Charming elegant Trebbiano with notes of citrus, spice and mineral stoniness. This wine is used to wash down lots of the lovely seafood landed off the Abruzzi coast and would likewise be a nice partner with shellfish and seafood available here.
Our red is also from Masciarelli - their Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - €14.00 down to €12.00. This is a Benchmark Montepulciano from the Italian winemakers of the year in 2004. Shows great complexity and elegance with flavours of cherry, violet, tobacco and an earthiness typical of Montepulciano that works well with savoury dishes made with truffles or mushrooms. It also matches nicely with red meats and hard mature cheeses.
In the cafe, we are trying out a new experiment this Sat:
Apart from the hot dish, we will have roast butternut squash soup (with lots of coriander and garlic!), and all our usual fare.
Think that is all for now! Check back on the website for any last minute updates.
Hope to see you Saturday...
Brid & all at Honest2goodness