Category Archives: life through my lens
Feast your eyes and taste-buds on this beautiful smoked salmon…. it WAS delicious!!
Who can resist the very best of traditional smoked salmon on Irish brown soda bread…?
On The Pigs back celebrating Good food!!!!
Our Food Photographer, Gabrielle Morehead just took fabulous pictures of our cheese plate: This one includes St Tola’s Goat cheese from CO Clare, Ardrahan Cheese from Kanturk, Some 20 mths old Beaufort cheese from the Alps in France, and Bleu d’Auvergne, a lovely creamy blue from the mountain of Auvergne in the Centre of France.
You can see Gabrielle’s work on her website: www.gm-photo.com.
@ On the Pigs Back we have a special menu for Easter, including our EASTER PORK PIE, speciality from France made from Pork Pie and eggs, which we served as a starter in my region of he Loire Valley for Easter Sunday.
We also have specially for Good friday our Smoked salmon plate from Geraldine Bass of the Old Millbank Smokehouse in Buttevant.
And don’t forget the chocolates:
We have Lorge Chocolatier products from Kenmare: Fabulous Easter eggs, magnificent Hens ….all in Chocolate. Benoit is an artist and you should see all the designs and colors are hand painted, all differents and unique..
We have also Bunnies all over the shop thanks to O’conaill’s chocolate from Carrigaline…. also beautifully packaged with ribbons and flowers!
What a sight!
Hope to see you all soon…
On The Pig’s Back
Unit26, St Patricks Mills,
A shot taken early yesterday morning on a visit to the County Hall. An amazing view of Cork City from the top and the iPhone did quite a remarkable job in its attempt of capturing it through that very small lens…!
I love food, I love to eat good food and I love to photograph good food… This was one of those lovely moments when I got to do it all….
It was a stunning day with an uncharacteristically blue sky – for Ireland. I drove passed a not too unfamiliar sight – the ugly pylons. As I had a little spare time and thought I might get the phone out to test it’s ability against the giant steel frame of the pylon. I thought that maybe the giant would disable all the mighty midgets functions, including the camera, but to my delight we came away intact and with a photograph of an unusual view.
… I mean horizontal image upload blogging …!!!
The two, actually three, spires you can see in the back, just managing to pierce the horizon, are those belonging to St. Finbarr’s Cathedral. The iPhone has an incredibly impressive camera – especially when you consider the extremely small lens. To see more of my work and what the iPhone can achieve, keep watching this space…
The kitchen of On The Pigs Back was busy with Michael Fleming from Fleming’s restaurant who was the main chef for the evenings banquet catereing for a 5 course meal for a hundred seated guests. The other contributing chefs for the night were Patrick Kiely from Les Gourmandises with his Terrine de Foie Gras, and Brendan Cashman from Augustines Restaurant for an amazing Coq au Vin!