It has come to my attention that it will be my blogs birthday in a couple of days. So happy birthday blog! Strangely enough as an unexpected side-effect I have made a lot of new friends through blogging many of whom I have met in person, many more I hope to meet soon.
I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started this blog of mine or how addictive and compelling it can be. I’ve been bitten by the photography bug and have seen my hits grow from a handful to over 20,000 a month. Lately I have even been offered gainful employ as the food writer for my local paper.
So to celebrate my blogging birthday here are some pictures of a lovely meal I had tonight at Lisloughrey Lodge – which will be reviewed in next weeks paper in my new role as a grown up food writer. Thank you little blog and a happy birthday to you.
|A tiny bon-bon of black pudding and chocolate in a sticky pomegranate vinaigrette.|
|A chicken liver pate ‘lolly’ in a nut crust with a rhubarb jelly|
|Turf smoked scallops – with sea vegetables.|
|A little soup – delicately spiced squash|
|Marmalade crusted ham on a bed of pea porridge|
|Monk fish tail, black pudding, asparagus.|
|A tiny but perfect berry jelly, with an orange custard atop!|
|A deep chocolate tart with indian spices.|
|Lemon and yogurt pannacotta with an elderflower ice-cream.|