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Mushroom Hunts Wild Food Summer School

For the latest Fungi Workshops with Blackstairs Ecotrails Visit  https://www.blackstairsecotrails.ie/fungi/


he-Forager-Handbook-Edible-BritainWild Food Summer School – There was  the chance to forage with  Miles Irving Author of the Forager’s Handbook – The Bible for foragers,  cheese making workshops, use of herbs and wild foods in cooking workshops, artisan food stalls, as well as GIY talks and Wild food & Craft Beer pairings

More foraging, more great speakers, films, music,  Artisan Food stalls, Cheese making and  events for children. We also have a retrofitted ambulance  giving workshops on Up Cycling, Composting etc., facilitated by the Community Reuse Network Ireland (CRNI)
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Friday Night Tapas Slieve Aughty Galway

The Three Towers Eco House & Organic Kitchen and Slieve Aughty Centre

Get the gang together for a well earned Social! 

Friday Night Tapas Nights!

Friday’s, November 2018 – April 2019
Enjoy organic tapas, Spanish wine and music from 7 pm.
Booking is essential. Call 090 9745 246 for more info.
Slieve Aughty Centre is a family owned eco-friendly equestrian and activity leisure centre set on 17 acres of rugged Galway land. Guests have miles of trails for walking, cycling, horse riding and exploring nature as well as a stunning location for rejuvenation, relaxation and celebration!
Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Discover more about Slieve Aughty Centre Here >>

Cinnamon Apple Ice Cream Recipe

Autumnal Tastes for Ice Cream Lovers! 

Having an abundance of homegrown apples I’ve been looking for recipes online and stumbled across this delicious sounding ice cream recipe from the fabulously named www.forkknifeswoon.com website. So I decided to give it a try.

Homegrown apples

Make sure your ice cream machine has been frozen overnight!!

This recipe can take 2 hours with refrigeration before adding to ice cream maker so plan ahead! 

The US ‘cup’ measuring system can be hard to figure (must buy one of these ‘Measuring Cup Sets’ ) plus I am pretty sure my little ice cream maker is about the half the size of theirs, so I halved everything thus so:

Ice Cream Base

 

Ice Cream Base:

240ml heavy cream

120ml milk

75g caster sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon sea salt

Apple mix
 

Cinnamon Apple Swirl

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced into bite sized pieces

25g soft brown sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

small pinch nutmeg

small pinch ground cloves

Method:

In a mixing bowl whisk the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Covet and refrigerate for 2 hours

Melt butter in a skillet on medium heat, toss apples with brown sugar and spices and heat until tender -about 2 to 3 minutes. Let it cool then refrigerate along with the above cream mix

2 hours later:

Give the cream mix a whisk before pouring into your ice cream machine. Churn away as per ice cream machine instructions adding the apple mix about 5 minutes before end. (ie before it will be too thick to mix in) 

My ice cream machine generally takes 10-15 minutes before it’s thick and ready to be put in a tupperware container and left in freezer until serving. 

ENJOY! 

(Just had a sneaky taste and OMG it’s delicious!! Gonna serve it later with Ginger & Orange Cake) 
Ice Cream After Churning