Many of us make a real effort to travel far and wide to see well known tourist attractions, historical buildings and great views. Yet many of us have places close to home that would fall into these categories that we may not have visited at all. Sometimes it’s good to be a tourist in your own county. I became that tourist recently when I visited Cashel in my home county of Tipperary.
Firstly, ginger is my thing. I love it in all its forms; ginger ale is even my choice of mixer with Vodka! Ginger and treacle as a combination is another favourite. After a long search for a recipe for a Ginger & Treacle bread and finding none that perfectly suited what I was trying to create, I came up with this recipe which gives me everything I was looking for in a Ginger & Treacle bread.
I have been in South Africa many times and have travelled the Garden Route on three of my visits. Prior to the second visit, I became aware of Bramon Wine Estate and booked a lunch at their restaurant. I was drawn to the place by virtue of the gorgeous pictures on their website, the type of food they serve (sharing plates/tapas style) and the fact that they make a sparkling wine from Sauvignon Blanc grapes (or a Methode Cap Classique (MCC) as South African bubbly is called). On our first visit, we had booked an outside table for lunch (among the vines) and hoped the weather would oblige – and we were so thankful it did. On our second visit, we dropped by without a reservation and we got an outside table but all the tables between the vines were booked.
1. Cava Bodega, Middle Street, Galway Galway people are thrilled with the reopening of this popular Tapas restaurant. It is now situated on Middle Street in the City and has fast become a favourite of many. Visit for quality tapas y vino in a gorgeous setting at reasonable prices. http://www.cavarestaurant.ie