Web Footed Snail

Food at home & along the trail.

Just a Pork Chop Quickie

Posted on: December 1st, 2012 by Teresa

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Wanting a dinner time quickie?

Pork or Tofu Chop Quickie meal with Parsnip - Carrot Mash and BroccoliThe hectic holiday season brings plenty of excuses for giving up on healthy home cooking. We find it especially difficult to resist the impulse to skip meals, eat junk food or order in. That’s why I thought I’d share our favourite Quickie meal with you.

Desiring a passionate interplay of experience and technique?

Jeff really deserves a good deal of credit for this menu and the cooking techniques. (more…)

Pumpkin Inspired

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Teresa Thompson

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My Inspiration

Magazine page that had recipe that was inspirationPerhaps you do this too: I collect recipes from magazines.
Jumbled in with my cook books are crumpled pages torn from magazines each containing recipes that struck my fancy at one time or another. One such recipe is South American Casserole, an odd name for a recipe that was neither a casserole nor indicative of South American Cuisine.

Rediscovering this recipe few months ago, inspired me. It was one of those situations where the magazine picture looked better than the recipe tasted: so I got to work.


Burren 2012

Posted on: October 7th, 2012 by Teresa Thompson

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My First Slow Food Festival

First published in August 2012.

It’s official now. I’ve experienced my first Burren Slow Food Festival. John’s photos are starting to go up on Slow Food Clare and Facebook. So this seems like a good time to write about my experience.

Silly Chilly Kitchen



My First Year Along the Trail

Posted on: October 7th, 2012 by Teresa

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First Posted on Slow Food Clare. Posted here on June 26th, 2012

Just shy of a year ago, I was looking for a way to channel some of my excess energy. In previous years, it was easily depleted by each day’s teaching. So, I volunteered to volunteer and was told about Slow Food Clare.

John and Birgetta

Birgitta Curtin and John Sheedy
at Burren Slow Food Festival 201

Clare’s Slow Food Convivium puts on the Burren Slow Food Festival each year, and they wanted a fresher look for their website. I was thrilled! Web design and FOOD! Food is an obsession – I drive people nuts with (more…)