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Valerie O'Connor
Limerick, Ireland
Author of Val's KItchen, Bread on the Table and Irish Bread, O'Brien Press, columnist at Irish Examiner, features writer at Irish Independent, Sunday Times, real food crusader and fermentalist
Interests: Fermenting, food, writing, real food crusader, photographer
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Powered by Eventbrite Come and join me as I show you how easy it is to make amazing fermented foods. From spicy kimchi to zingy sauerkraut, fizzy kombucha to kefir and pickled veggies, mustards and all. Fermented foods are also... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Val's Kitchen
I know that is this picture is a far cry from the food photos that I normally post, them being all green and laden with veg and all things fermenty. This photo was circulated by Gary O'Hanlon, the jolly TV... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Val's Kitchen
Getting out for a long walk in the woods last Sunday was a real treat. I called various pals who were mostly busy cleaning or sleeping off late nights but I did find one who’s always up for a bit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Val's Kitchen
What someone is putting in their mouth is always the most interesting subject, never mind world politics or global warming, what everyone wants to know these days is 'What are you eating?". So, I'm coming out. Die hard carnivore me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Val's Kitchen
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Fermenting foods is one of the oldest ways of preserving food. Not only does this ancient method of preservation keep food fresh tasting and vibrant for months, the lacto-fermentation process also generates powerful probiotics in your food which feed your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Val's Kitchen
New classes in food fermenting for Autumn September 29th - Hook and Ladder, Limerick city - details and booking here this class covers all about why we might get int fermenting, from the basic convenience of having a store of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Val's Kitchen
Inis Mór (big island) is the largest of the three islands of Aran, off the coast of Galway and North Clare. The big island, with a population of about 800, gets thousands and thousands of visitors in high season, the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Val's Kitchen