There were just so many beautiful photos from our journey from Bandon to Kinsale that though very little actually happened I had to put up this post to to pay homage to the stunning surroundings and of course – the food!
Back to West Cork and the lovely surprise that was Innishannon town – of course we spotted a country market which is like kryptonite to us and impossible to pass. There is no doubt the food is much more expensive but the pleasure you get from exploring the produce, knowing that its been chosen from local farms and supporting vibrant local market is surely worth the extra few euro. Rohu’s in Innishannon is an excellent example of a feel good country market and we bought plenty of gluten free goodies – including the gorgeous Janet’s Just Delicious lemon and thyme pasta sauce, some ridiculously tasty gluten free florentines from Utterly Nutty – expensive but sooo worth it and of course Keogh’s Crisps!
Kinsale Farmers Market
Next stop – Kinsale under the blue skies and as luck would have it – farmers market day – more food! We met with the lovely Grainne from Cambium plants, oogled the mouthwatering selection from Ginger Room Salads (the que was seriously impressive) and picked up some vine leaves, spicy olives, manchego and artichokes to complete our tapas feast at the campsite in Skibbereen later that night. I couldn’t leave Kinsale without taking a trek out to the Old Head for a few snaps – what a stunning view for a golf course though a nightmare on a windy day!
With the falling light chasing us we scurried along the coast to find our campsite in Skibbereen and settled in with a glass of wine and our market foraged tapas fiesta for a delicious, dusky dinner… I’m hungry thinking of it again!