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Country Living in the West of Ireland ~ Sunday Notes

Apples out from the store and in the kitchen ready for a little magic that lies in the art of an Apple Crumble!

So what is the special ingredient?

Oats!

Ivy…one of the essential parts of midwinter decoration.

This beautiful plant was traditionally brought into the home around midwinter to remind all that life continued and the green abundance would, once again, in Spring, return…

    Home baked cake…

Shop bought/factory food, is mediocre compared to even the simplest home-baked cake…

Well worth a good pot of tea, don’t you think?


  Home-grown vegetables, fresh from the garden hardly need washing…

  Sunday…it hardly feels like winter really! It’s so warm and pleasant outside…