Each month Tara creates delicious dishes using local produce from the Boyne Valley. Follow the links below and skip to the times listed to listen to each episode from January to July and prepare to be hungry whilst listening to all the delicious recipes!
Make sure to listen out for our next Flavours of the Boyne Valley Slot on LMFM at the end of August.
Dunany Organic Flour is grown, dried, milled and packaged in Dunany, Co Louth by the Workman Family.
Dunany Farm is a traditional 4th generation enterprise, producing full symbol organic cereals since 2006. Their high standard, quality grain - particularly wheat - produces a wholesome, nutty, coarse-grained flour, which is exceptionally good in traditional soda bread recipes. Their Spelt and Rye flours make tasty low gluten breads. Visit http://www.dunanyflour.com/ to learn more.
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The Whole Hogg
The Whole Hogg keep rare breed free range pigs. They roam on 60 acres of native forestry and they use old traditional methods of curing, smoking using all of the pig.
The Whole Hogg aim to produce a free-range product and they cater for people who care about the way animals are reared. Their pigs have a much longer and happier life than the commercially reared ones. Learn more here http://www.thewholehoggs.com/.
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Tara Walker- East Coast Cookery School
Tara Walker (as seen on TV3, LMFM and author of Good Food No Stress) is the proprietor of East Coast Cookery School, a purpose-built, home-based Cookery School in Termonfeckin, Co. Louth. Offering cookery classes for children and adults in a relaxed & fun atmosphere, the Cookery School is a popular retreat for anyone interested in food. Tara works closely with Boyne Valley Flavours to promote local producers. Learn more about East Coast Cookery School by visiting https://eastcoastcookeryschool.ie/
Skip to 38 seconds to listen to Tara Walker
Listoke Gin is handcrafted in small batches on the grounds of the Listoke Estate in the heart of the Boyne Valley in Co. Louth. The distillery is located in a converted stable on the grounds of the estate. The Gin is made in small batches of 350 litres at a time. It is bottled, labeled and sealed all by hand. The Distillers have done their best to protect and maintain the grounds of the Estate which have been around for many centuries. The water for the spirit is sourced from a well on the estate and state of the art technology is used to distil this magical liquid. Listoke is also home to a gin school. For more information on Listoke visit https://listokedistillery.ie/gin-school/
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Rock Farm Slane
Rock Farm Slane is a glamping, ecotourism and activity centre and organic farm on the Slane Castle estate stretching for 1.5km along the banks of the River Boyne. The long track to the farm takes in the views of Slane Village and the Hill of Slane beyond as you wind through fields of barley, agroforestry, cows, chickens and horses to the Limehouse Ecolodge beyond which has been built out of straw from the barley around us. They are certified by The Organic Trust under the trading name Conynghams and are proud to include beef, pork, egg-laying poultry and horticulture under our organic licence. For further information visit http://rockfarmslane.ie/
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Ballymakenny Farm, located just outside Drogheda, is run by Maria Flynn and specialises in growing heritage and speciality potatoes such as Violetta, Red Emmalie, Pink Fir Apple. Sweet Stem Cauliflower & Long Stem Broccoli. These special spuds are in huge demand from top chefs around the country for their amazing taste and appearance.
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Sheridan’s Cheesemongers was founded in 1995, when Seamus and Kevin started selling Irish farmhouse cheeses at the Galway market. They soon opened a shop in Galway, with Irish farmhouse cheeses piled from floor to ceiling. The Irish cheeses were quickly joined by their European cousins as well as a huge range of artisan foods including olive oils, cured meats and pasta sourced during their travels in Europe.
Their business now includes a total of four retail outlets, 6 market stalls, and a purpose built Warehouse premises in Meath which serves to supply our many trade customers.
On the last Sunday of every May, Sheridans host the famous Irish food Festival in their Meath base.The festival is a family day celebrating the best of Irish food including many of their best know producers from around the country. Visit https://sheridanscheesemongers.com/ for further information.
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Sally Anne talks about Summer Solstice Supper
Boann Distillery is a family owned state-of -the-art distillery producing a range of triple distilled Irish single malt and Irish pot still whiskey from three handmade bespoke copper pot stills.
All Ingredients are 100% natural, 100% Irish. Boyne Valley Spring Water is drawn from deep below the Distillery. Each year Boann Distillery host an amazing Mid Summer Solstice Supper celebrating the best of local produce and of course their own amazing products in partnership with local restaurant Eastern Seaboard. Learn more about Boann here http://boanndistillery.ie/
Listen to Sally Anne Cooney here-
Great Northern Larder
Great Northern Larder is the brainchild of Laura McMenamy and Ruairi Browne. They produce a large variety of delicious condiments fin County Louth. All Great Northern Larder sauces are gluten free and free from artificial preservatives, colours, and flavours. For more information visit https://www.greatnorthernlarder.com/
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Nicholas Lynch Ltd is a family run business that was founded by Nicholas Lynch in 1984 and today Nicholas Lynch Ltd is run by Nicholas and Niall who with their team have developed a very strong wholesale business, as well as two retail shops, which are regarded as some of the top in the country, both winning multiple awards within the sector.
The company has always prided itself with it’s very strong focus on quality and in such everything goes through a “hand Filleting” process with no filleting machines which has led the company to be widely established as experts in quality seafood processing. For more information visit http://www.nicksfish.ie/about-us.
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To experience what the Boyne Valley Flavours has to offer make sure to check out the Boyne Valley Food Series- a calendar of events which celebrates our land, our heritage, our people, and of course our produce.
Visit https://boynevalleyflavours.ie/boynevalleyfoodseries/ to learn more
The Boyne Valley is home to a bountiful supply of passionate farmers, food and drinks producers, chefs and eateries whose passion is to bring the flavours of our landscape to your table. To understand, you must experience!
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