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Hi and welcome to the blog for Cathys Spelt for Health. We will be posting up recipes using the range of spelt premix products and more over the while. There are five versatile mixes in the range. Thank you for visiting and please do call again!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Blas na hEireann 2012

Just back from a brilliant weekend in Dingle at the Blas na hEireann awards, it is a bit of a trek but well worth it I can tell you. Its a beautiful part of the country and as the Dingle Food Festival was on the town was heaving and the atmosphere was just brilliant. The sun was so warm that I even ended up with sun burn!

Cathy was sick and so couldn't make it this year but hopefully next year we will get shortlisted and have a great excuse to head down again. 

The morning started out at the marina where all the shortlisted producers had their photos taken with their products and then headed off the the Dingle Brewing Company where all the products were on display with plenty of samples to try.

I met the nicest of producers who are based at Mahon Point Farmers Market and we ended up hanging out for  the evening. Lucy from Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms, Una from Unas Pies and John and Sylvie who make macarons and cake pops. Lucy picked up two awards and Una's pies  won gold , silver and bronze as well as best in farmers market and Supreme champion 2012! 

I hope that next year we will be a bit more organized and will get to head off on the taste trail. It was just so lovely to walk around and soak up the atmosphere. We got a silver for our flapjacks which was the icing on the cake, pity mam couldn't make it, but there's always next year!


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