Fresh Fare From The Food Isle - Ireland

Written by Mary Gallagher

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According to Irish mythology (of which there is no end) only one creature was wiser than man. This wasrepparttar fabled "Salmon of Knowledge" which had fed uponrepparttar 105385 acorns ofrepparttar 105386 Tree of Knowledge. It was said that whoever tasted ofrepparttar 105387 salmon would inherit its wisdom and foresight.

Salmon Sensations!

An old man had devoted his life to capturingrepparttar 105388 prized fish. Having finally achieved his goal, he entrustedrepparttar 105389 preparation and cooking to his young apprentice, with a warning that he must not taste its flesh. But, while cookingrepparttar 105390 salmon it got very hot and blistery. The boy touched those blisters and burnt his finger. To relieverepparttar 105391 pain, he placed his finger in his mouth thus becomingrepparttar 105392 first to tasterepparttar 105393 fish and to benefit from its magical powers.

The boy was Fionn MacCool, who later becamerepparttar 105394 great warrior prince of ancient Ireland. Fionn devoted his life torepparttar 105395 spreading of wisdom.

The Curtin’s carefully source local raw materials forrepparttar 105396 Burren smoked salmon, trout, mackerel, eel, and cheese with control quality standards and regular testing from independent laboratories and inspections by certification organizations.

Inrepparttar 105397 store and online, they sell high quality locally produced crafts including leatherwork, knitwear, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, CDs, and books of local interest. There is also a full gourmet selection of locally produced fine foods, including Burren’s own specialties. Select from cheeses, jams, chocolates, and a fine selection of wines to remind you of your visit to Clare. I carried home a huge slab ofrepparttar 105398 smoked salmon and shared it with my neighbors and friends much to everyone’s delight.

After checking outrepparttar 105399 samples we walked perhaps 200 feet torepparttar 105400 Curtin’s Roadside Tavern for a little “shake offrepparttar 105401 chill” libation and to mix withrepparttar 105402 locals.

Burren Smokehouse ships within Ireland and to countries all overrepparttar 105403 world with Japan as one of their biggest markets.

The Burren Smokehouse Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland Tel: +353 (0) 65 7074432

When you’re home try this simple but tasty recipe for using your Burren’s Smoked salmon:

Drimcong House Restaurant Moycullen, Co. Galway

Warm Smoked Salmon Salad:

8 slices smoked salmon Mixed lettuce leaves, shredded

Forrepparttar 105404 dressing: 50g (2 oz) fresh spinach leaves 100ml (4 oz) sunflower oil 1½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar ½ tsp. fresh lemon juice Salt and black pepper

Warm Smoked Salmon Salad. Directions –

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Gourmet Gorging - Rafting the Bruneau in Idaho

Written by Robert LaGrone

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Things aren't always what they seem. Tom explained thatrepparttar pronghorn antelope grazing onrepparttar 105383 sage byrepparttar 105384 road weren't true antelope but were a different species. In fact,repparttar 105385 sage they were nibbling wasn'trepparttar 105386 same asrepparttar 105387 sage with which we flavor our food. Pioneers had namedrepparttar 105388 plant after deciding it reminded them ofrepparttar 105389 European sage that is used as a seasoning. Tom went on to say thatrepparttar 105390 meadowlarks we saw were not true larks, either. Is nothing sacred? Next someone will tell me that Douglas Fir isn't a true fir! Guess I'd better not open that "field guide to trees" on my bookshelf.

The last mile or so down intorepparttar 105391 canyon was so steep and rough that it was more comfortable (and faster) forrepparttar 105392 passengers to get out and walk. At Indian Hot Springs,repparttar 105393 small stream that issues fromrepparttar 105394 steep bank is spanned by a small wooden footbridge, and with good reason: if you tried wading it, you'd parboil your feet. The spring raisedrepparttar 105395 river temperature just a skosh at our put-in, and that's a good thing. (Rememberrepparttar 105396 term "snowmelt?") Full of turkey burritos, we inflatedrepparttar 105397 rafts and paddled out intorepparttar 105398 current. For this trip we had four boats: one raft propelled by four paddlers, two rafts rowed by guides using long oars, and an inflatable kayak, which I paddled today. Its maneuverability makes it a lot of fun, althoughrepparttar 105399 smaller size ofrepparttar 105400 craft renders it more vulnerable to big rapids.

The gorge soon narrowed into a stunning slot canyon, and we hit our first major rapids. Submerged rocks inrepparttar 105401 stream are an ever-present hazard, and one raft got hung up briefly before its driver freed it. Asrepparttar 105402 sun sank inrepparttar 105403 west, we stopped to gather firewood forrepparttar 105404 evening's cooking. The Bruneau is not heavily used due to its inaccessibility, so wood was plentiful. Farther downstream we stopped at a nice grassy spot with fragrant juniper trees. The cliff behind provided a good vantage point for a photograph, and soon we were casually talking politics over fresh grilled salmon and fruit salad. Kyle's Dutch-oven pineapple upside-down cake was perfect. He told us how on one trip a guide had proudly flipped his Dutch oven over ontorepparttar 105405 tabletop, only to discover he had picked uprepparttar 105406 wrong one. Tamale pie is a little too liquid to be served that way.

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