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Nov 25, 2019 ContentsMy culinary skills are pretty Neven and Amelda Maguire and our winning stories will
Vol.56 Issue 47 poor (read: absolutely terrible) offer. We are delighted to be printed in issue 50. We
but I hope that I’ll be able have them in the magazine want to thank everyone who
COVER IMAGE: to create at least one of the particuarly for our food issue. got involved and spent time
Hazel Coonagh dishes in our Woman’s Way carefully putting together
Christmas food special. From Elsewhere this week, we their magical tales.
starters to mains, desserts have even more gift ideas for
to sides and soups, there’s a beauty lovers, bookworms Next week’s issue is focusing
delicious choice to create for and health fans, plus a step- on festive fashion and
the festive season. And, if I’m by-step guide to making a beauty - we’re on sale from
really looking for bonus points gorgeous table centrepiece. November 25.
from my family, I’ll take all
the advice that cover stars We are in the middle of From the
sorting through the entries to team, have
the reader fiction competition a fab week.

Pg 9 Your life Regulars
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9 Christmas jumpers 16 Knitting pattern
12 Beauty gifts 22 Una Rice parenting
14 Brendan Molloy 38 Weekly puzzles
58 Christmas wreath 40 New in books
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62 Alya Mooro Pg 24 46 Soap gossip
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Kisinkdeyne

e Hairy Bikers, Dave Myers
and Simon King, chat about
their recipe for a happy life

Congratulations on One Pot complementary to one another mature enough to not kill there’s a very famous saying,
Wonders, what inspired this and that’s also very important. ourselves with it, but enjoy ‘Your best changes on a day
particular cookbook? it. I know for me anyway if to day basis’ and that’s very
Dave: We always try and write One Pot Wonders is book it happened when I was 25 true so I mean you always try
cookbooks that people are number 22 – is it hard to or 26 I could have been quite to remain as positive as you
going to use. We love it when believe how much your lives appalling really [laughs]. can but there are inevitable…
we get to a book signing and have changed over the past Simon: In your 20s and 30s Nobody lives in a bubble and
there’s a book with Post-it 10 to 15 years? your priorities are very your life has twists and turns
notes on it. Simon: We’re incredibly different than in your 40s whether that be personal or
Simon: It’s time efficient and privileged to do what we do and 50s so it’s as simple as public, we’re not living in an
that’s the most important and there’s not a day that goes that really, your focus is on advert we’re living a life.
thing, just to give people by that we’re not thankful something else. So you can
the facility to actually make for it. I mean it has it stresses still be slightly hedonistic The nature of your job
great food for their family and strains like everything but you just feel worse for it must mean a lot of forward
that’s nutritious, that’s tasty, else, but what an amazing possibly [laughs]. thinking and long-term
that’s exciting and that fills thing to be able to do and planning?
the house with great smells, share your passion for food Do you try and approach Dave: We do think quite [far]
which enables everybody to and friendship and travel each day with a positive, and down the line, it’s funny [right
sit round together and eat with everybody. at’s pretty thankful, attitude? now] we’re trying to work
because that’s important, special isn’t it? Simon: We try and yeah, out the strategies for the next
it’s the glue that keeps us all Dave: We can’t quite believe it of course we do. Dave and three to five years. I think we
together. really. I’m 10 years, well nine I’s characters are naturally were both pretty shattered
Dave: We found that on the years on some occasions, enthusiastic anyway but when we filmed [Hairy Bikers:
website, people always click older than Si, when the
on recipes whenever we do Bikers really kicked in I was
something [like] a casserole, or about to turn 50. My [career
a tray bake people love it and completely] changed, starting
you know it’s just to be there in my late 40s.
for everyday eating for normal
people as they get the family Did turning 50 mark a
round the table. special significance for you
Simon: It’s about the both?
community of food isn’t it? Dave: I’m 62 now, but you
And it’s about eating together know it’s not the end of the
and making sure that you still world. I got married when I
can within very busy lives. All was 50 to my second wife, so
of the ingredients benefit from my life really did begin at 50
being together and cooked and I think whatever success
with each other, so they’re all we’ve had I think we’re both

4 WOMANSWAY.IE

50 OVER 50

By Michelle Newman Route 66] this year at the end was just going through the Dave: What I think as well, because there seems to be a
of it but I don’t think that was motions. I was very lucky to going back to the idea [of] singular lack of kindness to
any different to the way we be doing an incredible job but post-50, that’s really the time one another at the moment
felt 10 years ago after a hefty really for me, when I was 50 to start to feel comfortable given where the world is
shoot and certainly some of that’s when the doors opened, I in your own skin, to drop and also about being clear
the twenty somethings that really started to live under my your insecurities, start to be and honest, that’s incredibly
were on the crew, some of own terms. comfortable with yourself and important. Dave and I, quite
them were in a worse state have fun. naturally, we always want
than we were! You both had very di erent to be kind that’s just the way
careers before becoming The Speaking of trying new we’re made. Dave and I’s
With each year, or decade, do Hairy Bikers duo – what things, your album The career has always been about
you feel more confident and advice would you give to Hairy Bikers Road Trip was celebrating the difference in
more self-assured? someone hoping to make released earlier this month… one another, no matter where
Dave: Yeah I always used to change of their own at 50? Dave: We don’t look too bad you come from, no matter
say, ‘If people got themselves Simon: It’s never too late is one for two old fellas, I quite fancy what god you worship, it
sorted out by the time they’re of them. A dream’s a dream myself on that. doesn’t matter. It’s about the
50 they’re in for quite a whether you hold it for all of Simon: Dave and I have a radio difference in one another and
difficult time,’ and I kept your life or whether you hold programme that we’ve been that’s what makes humanity,
that in my mind and I think it for three or four years and doing for the past five years humane. It is about celebrating
certainly life did begin for me a good idea remains a good on Planet Rock, it’s called that difference and being kind
at 50. I worked as a make-up idea and if it doesn’t go away, to one another on that level.
artist for 23 years, a job I really then it’s probably worth acting e Hairy Rock Show and it’s
wasn’t quite happy with, I upon it. kind of a bit of a spin-off to If you could give your
that really but also about the younger self some advice,
road trips that we do because what would this be?
music is incredibly important Dave: For me, if I could look
to both Dave and I. It was back on my younger self I
very flattering for Universal would say, ‘Don’t worry so
Records to come and say, ‘Do much.’ Most of my life I’ve
you want to make an album been a constant worrier, that’s
and compile some of your been a detriment really, it’s
favourite tracks?’ at was a been a waste of time, a waste
lovely process to do. of effort. Being aware is one
Dave: It was also even more thing but worrying is another
flattering when the various thing. It’s not going to change
artists agreed to let us use their things.
tracks.
Finally, is there a life quote
What have the last 50 or 60 or motto that’s special to
years taught you about life? you both?
Simon: I think it’s more Simon: Treat the world that
important now than ever to be you live in with an open hand
kind to people that you meet and an open heart, that’s it and
be as gentle as you can as you
walk through life because it’ll
all come back.
Dave: I would say, be it recipes
or jobs or ambitions just give it
a go because you never know,
it might come right. WW

The Hairy Bikers' One
Pot Wonders: Over
100 delicious new
favourites, from terrific
tray bakes to roasting
tin treats! by Si King
and Dave Myers (Seven
Dials) available now.
Photography by Andrew Hayes-Watkins.
The Hairy Bikers Road Trip is available
now on Universal Music On Demand.

WOMANSWAY.IE 5

“It’s been

a real”rollerrccooaasstteerr”
Neven and Amelda Maguire on he’s generous in supporting
a milestone career celebration those who already work in
his industry. He is constantly
Excitement is infectious and see through them and can go the development of Home promoting other chefs,
listening to Neven Maguire into the oven at 200°C.” Economics with a school celebrating their achievements
talk about his new cookware curriculum. Neven agrees. and promoting Ireland as a
range for Dunnes Stores gives Genuine care for and food destination.
even this most incapable of appreciation of the consumer “Tomorrow I’m doing a
chefs the possibility of creating has been taken into account by cookery demonstration for “I think we’ve some of the
something edible. The chef is Neven who says the collection the Home Economics teachers best produce in the world
pleased with the outcome of is ‘about giving people the in Athlone. I’m their brand and I’m lucky that I do the
his two-years – the time given confidence to cook.’ ambassador and promote television work and get to meet
to ensure every item in the Home Economics as a subject. some very interesting people
collection, and there are over “I don’t want anyone to feel Darina’s absolutely right; she’s and really talented, interested
70, is durable and affordable – intimidated to use them,” he been saying that for years and chefs who are very passionate
which is available in selected says. “I’ve been working with I totally agree with her. She about what they do,” he says.
stores and online now. Dunnes for three years and walks the walk and I think, “It’s lovely to recognise them.
am the Brand Ambassador from a young age, to educate You’re always learning about
“There’s a couple of for Simply Better and seeing young people is so important.” new producers.
questions people always ask how they work with small
me: How do you cook the producers, I’ve learned an Education is one thing, but “I have a few strings to
perfect steak? What saucepans awful lot and I’ve thoroughly Neven wants to nurture and my bow: the restaurant, the
and knives do you use? enjoyed it. A lot of the hone young talent, describing TV, the Cookery School, my
That’s what I based the whole producers they use in Simply it as a ‘very special thing’ to be Dunnes work. There’s a lot
Cook with Neven Maguire Better, we use in MacNean’s so in a position to do. of variety and that keeps me
[collection] on, that it’s quality I’d know a lot of them. interested, keeps me motivated
and it’s affordable and that’s “Even our twins [seven- and you’re constantly thinking
really important,” says Neven. “After I approached Dunnes year-old Lucia and Conor] of food, in many different
about two years ago, we agreed are great into eating and ways, all the time. It’s all down
“You want something that’s to do it but wanted to do it they’ve taken a real interest to good produce.”
going to last and is durable. right; they said if it’s not good in cooking. Amelda’s great
We’ve been testing the enough to use in the cookery with them and they’re at an Would 12-year-old Neven be
products for the last two years school, they wouldn’t sell it. age where they want to have proud of what he has become?
in the Cookery School and also fun, it’s just about messing and
in the professional kitchen “They wanted quality and throwing flour, there might be “As long as my mum and
in MacNean’s [House and affordability; I didn’t want a a bit of that. But I think it’s a dad are proud, because they
Restaurant in Blacklion]. saucepan that costs €200, it lovely bond and I think back to started it all,” he says simply.
won’t sell. It is not practical my childhood and my parents.
“The saucepans are tri-ply: and I want people to get good That’s where I got my love of The importance of family
two layers of stainless steel quality and value for money food from, I knew cooking and has to be mentioned when
and one layer of aluminium so and they will get this with this food was my life.” chatting to the Maguires. Vera
they’re a heavy, durable pot cookware range.” and Joe Maguire, Neven’s
that will take wear and tear. But Neven isn’t just generous parents, opened MacNean
They’ve a glass lid so you can Our conversation turns to with his time to spur on the House in 1989 and to be
last week’s cover star Darina new generation of chefs, celebrating three decades
Allen, who is passionate on in business, has been, says
Neven, ‘an amazing journey.’

“We had a staff barbecue

6 WOMANSWAY.IE

COVER INTERVIEW

“I never forget
the tough times;
I enjoy the good
times but I never,
ever take them for

granted”

By Áine Toner continued on next page
WOMANSWAY.IE 7

COVER STORY

continued on next page Neven. “We closed in January his commitments but he is twins will react because their
and extended the restaurant, continually working on the little lives have changed,” says
in September and had about updated and extended the business, if not physically Neven. “She was absolutely
55 people there, we have 65 kitchen and put in a new within the business. central to us. She was just a
working in total. ey caught reservations area. It was a remarkable, kind, giving lady
me on the hop and presented year-long project but it was “Sometimes it can be and we do miss her dearly.
me with a cake and Amelda fantastic. If I look at how difficult for Amelda and the
knew about it. ey had a our business has changed twins when you’re away for a “She was like a mother to
load of photographs of when I from Mum and Dad when few days so family time is very, me to be truthful to you. She
started with my mum and dad they started in 1989, it’s been very important and something spoiled me and I learned an
and my brothers and sisters. wonderful. I’ve seen so many I love. I think I’ve got much awful lot from Eileen, and it’s a
great changes in food, I’ve seen better but it’s always a big void in our life.”
“I was very emotional but I people’s tastes change. I think challenge,” he says, explaining
was very, very proud. I just sat the Irish palate has become a that he strives to have every ey have only words of love
there, I was kind of speechless bit more sophisticated and a lot Monday and Tuesday at home for Amelda’s father who Neven
which was quite unusual for more knowledgeable.” with his family. describes as a ‘remarkable
me. It was just lovely to be man, a very religious,
there, celebrating that, with Amelda and Neven are “It can be a challenge at spiritual, beautiful man.’
your team because it’s all about modest about their continuing certain times of the year when
your team… It’s been a real success but it’s evident you’re recording your TV but “Whatever we’ll be doing
rollercoaster.” how proud they are of the apart from that I think the at Christmas, and we haven’t
opportunities that have come balance has got a lot better,” decided yet what that is, he’ll
Quality of service, an their way. Plus, feedback from says Amelda. “Before the kids be a big part of it,” says Neven.
hospitable ambiance and food guests is much appreciated came along, I suppose you
to match are all of the highest (and lovely!). don’t want to say no to people “I think we’ll be minding
importance for Amelda and or say no to anything, you kind him and he’ll be minding us,”
Neven and both are quick to “ ere was a 90-year-old of feel a bit selfish to want some says Amelda.
praise those who have been woman here about a month time for yourself but when the
working with them for years. ago and I met her on the kids come, it’s for them and it’s What really comes across
Saturday night and asked if she much easier.” in our chat is how supportive
“We’ve seen good days, enjoyed her meal,” explains Amelda and Neven are to
we’ve seen bad days but it’s Neven. ”She said, ‘It was the e family is learning to each other, and their ease in
something that we’re very best meal of my life.’ And that live without Amelda’s mother, working together comes across
proud,” says Neven. “We never is as good as any award. Isn’t Eileen, who sadly passed in the atmosphere they’ve
take our guests for granted. that lovely?” away earlier this year. Both created in Blacklion.
We want to give them a great Amelda and Neven’s words
experience, with the ambience eir working life is are full of admiration and love “We always try to create
and the décor – Amelda has important but family life is for the woman who ‘minded that family warm hospitality
done such a great job on this – to be treasured, especially and guided the children.’ that Mum and Dad did,” says
but also give them great food with Lucia and Conor. Given Both appreciate this coming Neven. “A stranger is a friend
that they enjoy. the nature of Neven’s work, Christmas will be different. you haven’t met yet, that was
he can be on the road with a motto that was on some of
“My head chef is one of “It’s hard to know how the Mum’s old business cards.
my students from college, Our staff has increased over
he’s with me 15 years. Our the years and we’ve gotten
restaurant manager has been much busier but I remember a
here with us nearly 15 years time we cooked for six people
and we have one lady who in that restaurant and we
has been working here for struggled. I never forget the
45 years, Marian, she’s like a tough times; I enjoy the good
mother to everyone. She’s a times but I never, ever take
very special woman.” them for granted.

“Staff will always come and “I’m lucky, working with my
go and that’s important, for wife. Cooking is one part of the
their development, but you business but the management,
leave the door open to come the books and the wages and
back and flourish.” the beautiful décor, that’s all
down to Amelda.” WW
e couple describe that
they feel lucky but there’s no The Cook with Neven Maguire
doubt that their hard work and collection for Dunnes Stores
determination to provide the is available in selected stores
best they can has firmly placed nationwide and online from
MacNean House on the map – www.dunnesstores.com
and kept it there.
Neven is also presenting two
“We made a huge Christmas food specials starting
investment this year,” says December 3 on RTÉ One

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process.’ So, it sort of stayed

in the back of my mind and

grew into something bigger,

six or seven years later.”

As he got older Brendan was

becoming more ‘politically’

and ‘economically minded,’

and it was an avenue he began

to consider pursuing further.

“I firmly believe that things

Born in Dublin in 1962, after are meant to happen for a

finishing school at 18-years- reason; a stroke of fortune

old, Brendan Molloy and good luck comes to us

emigrated to Australia. all at one stage in your life,

ere he lived for almost 20 an opportunity, and we

years, visiting on occassion, have to take it. At this stage

working in banking and I was in my early forties,

retail, but when his sister’s I’d just gotten married. I

wedding prompted a return thought, ‘I’m happy and I’m This year Brendan visited a new school on the outskirts of Samara. Here,
home, he decided to travel not because I know I can do two of the teachers show him around a museum dedicated to the Battle

south to West Cork. something a little different,’ of Stalindgrad, WWII. He called it “a very poignant moment.”

“I was never the same but at the same time not

again,” Brendan says of his to forget to be very, very shoes, so if they’re struggling blinked,” he says before going

visit to the area in 1991. “ at fortunate to be where I am to learn or are struggling with on to describe the moment

trip completely changed my and fortunate to have a job.” confidence, I’m able to work he saw an advertisement for

perception of where I really However, life as he knew with them on that. a ‘UCC Outreach course’ that

wanted to be. I spent a week it was about to change and it “I would never class myself was coming to Bantry from

in Schull and when I returned happened ‘one Wednesday as a counsellor because I’m October that year until May

to Australia my whole life morning in 2007.’ not qualified for that but 2009. “It was a part-time,

seemed to change, my whole Before this, Brendan some of the work I do, is in level 7 diploma in youth and

mindset seemed to change.” decided to volunteer at a the counselling area. I would community work. I thought,

Even though it would local YMCA hoping to work class myself as a youth worker ‘ at’s it, that’s me!’ at’s

be another 10 years before with young people and young and a youth educator from an how it all started.

Brendan made a permanent children in the after-school informal angle, not a school “I was able to take things

move to the seaside village, club. is, in part, was teacher, but working with out of the diploma and relate

the time he spent there in inspired by his experiences youngsters on their strengths it to society from an economic

the interim made a lasting at school and how a lack outside of school.” perspective. All of a sudden

impression. of confidence somewhat Brendan’s boss at the what was suppressed in my

“ e seven months I was hindered his ability to realise YMCA encouraged him to mind opened up; the interests

here initially was just an his full, academic potential. ‘do something’ with his started flowing out of my

unbelievable experience, the “I always had a love for ‘knowledge and skill’ but he head, it was like a tsunami.

atmosphere, the new people learning, but I didn’t have the felt as though the university I honed in a lot on politics,

and it was then that I started confidence in how to learn gates would be ‘closed’ to him current affairs, society,

to hone in a bit on Eastern because what I was interested as he ‘wasn’t good enough.’ people, inequality.”

Europe, because I started to in was mainly history, “I didn’t have the points After going back to and

hear different languages,” he English and Irish but of to go through that gate so in discovering a newfound

explains. course having to have maths my mind I thought, ‘How appreciation for education

“Having been interested in and science… looking back am I ever going to be able at the age of 42, over the

Eastern Europe and the Soviet on it and where I am [today], to go to university?’ One course of the following

Union, more people travelling I’m able to put myself into day as I walked past an old years, through hard work,

west I thought, ‘Oh, Schull a room with young people FÁS office, I just happened determination, overcoming

and West Cork [are] also going now and put myself in their to look in the window and I his fear of public speaking

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and finally believing in “That’s what energy, I don’t stay still and REAL LIFE
his own ability, Brendan I get my by the time I’m finished I’m
completed a bachelor’s students to exhausted because I give it a registered company name,
degree in social science. think... hone everything I have.” Irish Eastern European
in on what Cultural Awareness, and is in
“My dissertation was your interest Brendan hopes his work the process of ‘looking for the
actually based on Eastern is and try will help tourism in West Erasmus grants and funding
European integration. and create Cork by putting the area ‘on to try and build on what’ he
Fortunately, I had access something” the map’ for these students has been doing thus far, as he
to people from Latvia, and that one day, they might hopes to be able to teach on a
Lithuania, Polish people it possible for groups from consider coming to Ireland to full-time basis in the future.
[living] in Schull,” he says of the region who are studying further their studies or even
his undergraduate studies. English to visit Ireland every start a business here which “ ey know I respect their
year, immersing themselves would also lead to economic culture… and that’s very
“One day I was sitting at in the culture and improving improvements. He now has important because I went
home looking at my library their language skills. over there with an open
of books: Russia, the Soviet mind,” Brendan explains.
Union and I thought, ‘I don’t “I run English language
know any Russian people classes in the morning, that’s “People, even my own
here’ so this idea came into compulsory. From those family, say, ‘Why did you
my head - I’m going to groups coming, that’s when I pick Russia?’ and I say,
make contact with some got my foothold into Samara ‘Because I had an interest
universities in Russia, tell State University of Economics even from when I was a
them who I am, my interests and that’s where I teach when youngster, it was meant to
and that I want to start some I go over there.” be.’ When I tell my students
sort of link, mainly through about my own experience
young people.” Although Brendan’s it makes them feel better
lecturers are always student- because they think, ‘If
In the meantime, Brendan led, many lecturers and Brendan can do this now, we
went one step further and professors from the university can do it.’ at’s what I try
received his masters in the are also in attendance. to get my students to think
‘sociology of globalisation about, hone in on what your
and development’ with a “I don’t go in with a interest is and try and create
focus on ‘authoritarianism big presentation because something out of it.” WW
in Russia’ in November 2013, it doesn’t work, I need to
all the while maintaining speak to the students first.
and indeed strengthening his
links in Eastern Europe. e feedback I get is very
positive because of my style
“I made contact with an of teaching; I get up, I engage
academic in Samara [in with my students, I walk
Russia], and that person is around the room, I walk
still my best friend and my around the hall, I create
colleague to this day, we
By Michelle Newman actually work together now
on our projects.

“I stay with Lana and her
husband when I go there.
Her English wasn’t great at
the time but it’s a lot better
and through my work with
her she has evolved as well.
She actually teaches English
herself in Russia in her own
apartment and when I go
over there I work with her
students as well.”

Since 2013 Brendan has
been making regular teaching
trips to Russia and has made

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Cover up n’ cosy
stitches) and finish with A.1 over the 5
Knitted long jacket in DROPS Nepal. band stitches. Continue this pattern. DROPS Design:
The piece is worked top down with lace REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Pattern no ne-315
pattern and moss stitch on the yoke, AT THE SAME TIME on each row Yarn group C or A + A
with A-shape and pockets. Sizes S - marked with an arrow in A.2A increase SIZES:
XXXL. stitches evenly spaced as described S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL
below – remember INCREASE TIP-1 MATERIALS:
JACKET (always increase on a row from the DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio (belongs to
wrong side). yarn group C)
Short overview of the piece: Arrow-1: Increase 40-40-40-48-48-48 750-800-900-950-1050-1150 g colour
e neck and yoke are worked back stitches evenly spaced = 151-161-161- 8910, raspberry rose
179-191-191 stitches. KNITTING TENSION:
and forth with circular needle from Arrow-2: Increase 40-40-40-48-48-48 16 stitches in width and 20 rows in height with
mid front, then the yoke is divided for stitches evenly spaced = 191-201-201- stocking stitch = 10 x 10 cm.
body and sleeves. e body is continued 227-239-239 stitches. Pattern A.2 measures approx. 16-16-16-20-
back and forth with circular needle. e Arrow-3: Increase 30-30-30-36-36-36 20-20 cm in height.
sleeves are worked in the round with stitches evenly spaced = 221-231-231- NEEDLES:
double pointed needles/ short circular 263-275-275 stitches. DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE
needle, top down. Finally the pockets Arrow-4: Increase 4-6-6-10-2-14 5.5 MM.
are worked separately and then sewn stitches evenly spaced = 225-237-237- DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 5.5 MM:
onto the front pieces. 273-277-289 stitches. Length 40 cm and 80 cm for stocking stitch.
When A.2 has been completed in height DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES SIZE
NECK: the piece measures approx. 16-16-16- 4.5 MM.
20-20-20 cm from the marker on the DROPS CIRCULAR NEEDLE SIZE 4.5 MM:
Cast on 84-88-92-92-96-100 stitches neck. If the piece is shorter than this, Length 80 cm for edges.
(including 5 band stitches on each side continue working stocking stitch and Needle size is only a guide. If you get too many
towards mid front) with circular needle A.1 over the band stitches to the right stitches on 10 cm, change to a larger needle
size 4.5 mm and Nepal. Purl 1 row (= length. en increase to a small raglan size. If you get too few stitches on 10 cm,
wrong side). e next row is worked as as described below. change to a smaller needle size.
follows from the right side: Work A.1 (= DROPS BUFFALO HORN BUTTONS,
5 band stitches), * knit 2, purl 2 *, work RAGLAN: (angular) NO 537: 6-6-6-7-7-7 items.
from *-* until there are 7 stitches left EXPLANATIONS FOR THE PATTERN:
on the row, knit 2 and finish with A.1 Insert 4 markers in the piece for the RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked back and
(= 5 band stitches). Continue this rib increases to raglan. e markers are forth):
for 3-3-3-4-4-4 cm; remember the inserted without working the stitches; Knit all rows.
BUTTONHOLES on right band – read the first marker after the first 39-40- 1 ridge in height = Knit 2 rows.
description above. 40-46-48-51 stitches (= front piece), PATTERN:
When the rib is finished, knit 1 row from 2nd marker inserted after the next 40- See diagrams A.1 to A.3. Choose diagram for
the right side where you increase 27-33- 44-44-50-48-48 stitches (= sleeve), 3rd your size (applies to A.2). The diagrams show
29-39-47-43 stitches evenly spaced - marker inserted after the next 67-69- all rows in the pattern seen from the right side.
read INCREASE TIP-1 = 111-121-121-131- 69-81-85-91 stitches (= back piece) and INCREASE TIP-1 (evenly spaced):
143-143 stitches. Insert 1 marker after the 4th marker after the next 40-44- To work out how to increase evenly, count the
the 5 band stitches at the beginning of 44-50-48-48 stitches (= sleeve). ere total number of stitches on the needle (e.g. 84
the row; the yoke will be measured from are 39-40-40-46-48-51 stitches left on stitches) minus bands (e.g. 10 stitches) and
this marker! Purl 1 row from the wrong the front piece after the last marker. divide the remaining stitches by the number of
side (yarn overs purled twisted and band Work stocking stitch. AT THE SAME increases to be made (e.g. 27) = 2.7.
stitches worked in A.1). Now work yoke TIME on the next row from the right In this example, increase by making 1 yarn over
as described below. side increase to RAGLAN on each side a er alternately each 2nd and 3rd stitch. Do
of the 4 markers – read description not increase on bands. On the next row work
YOKE: above (= 8 stitches increased). Increase the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes.
like this every 2nd row (i.e. each row INCREASE TIP-2 (for sides of body and
Change to circular needle size 5.5 mm from the right side) a total of 2-4-6-4- sleeves):
and work the next row from the right 6-8 times = 241-269-285-305-325-353 Work until there are 2 stitches le before the
side as follows. Continue A.1 over the 5 stitches. Continue working without marker thread, 1 yarn over, knit 4 (marker
band stitches, work A.2A (= 6-6-6-7-7-7 further increases until the piece thread sits between these 4 stitches), 1 yarn
stitches), A.2B until there are 10-10-10- measures 19-21-23-25-27-29 cm from over. On the next row/round work the yarn
11-11-11 stitches left on the row (= 9-10- the marker on the neck. overs twisted to avoid holes. Then work the
10-9-10-10 repeats of 10-10-10-12-12-12 new stitches in stocking stitch.
stitches), work A.2C (= 5-5-5-6-6-6

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Designed by Grace Akhrem RAGLAN: KNITTING
When the yoke is finished, work a small
raglan before dividing the piece for body continued on next page
and sleeves. All increases are worked from WOMANSWAY.IE 17
the right side!
Increase 1 stitch on each side of the 4
markers in each transition between front/
back pieces and sleeves as described below
(= 8 stitches increased on the row). Work
until 1 stitch remain before first marker,
make 1 yarn over, knit 2 (marker is in the
middle of these 2 stitches), make 1 yarn
over (= 1 stitch increased on each side of
marker). On the next row (wrong side) purl
the yarn overs twisted to avoid holes. Then
work the new stitches in stocking stitch.

DECREASE TIP (for mid under sleeves):
Start 3 stitches before the marker thread,
knit 2 together, knit 2 (marker thread sits
between these 2 stitches), slip 1 stitch
as if to knit, knit 1 and pass the slipped
stitch over the knitted stitch (2 stitches
decreased).

BUTTONHOLES:
Work buttonholes on the right band (when
the garment is worn). Work from the right
side when there are 3 stitches left on the
row as follows: Make 1 yarn over, knit 2
together and knit 1. On the next row knit
the yarn over to leave a hole.
The first buttonhole is worked when the rib
on the neck measures approx. 2 cm. Then
work the other 5-5-5-6-6-6 buttonholes
with approx. 10-10-10-9-9-9 cm between
each one.

CASTING-OFF TIP:
To avoid the cast-off edge being tight you
can cast off with a larger size needle; or
make 1 yarn over after approx. each 8th
stitch at the same time as casting off (yarn
overs cast off as normal stitches).

Now divide the piece for body and
sleeves as follows: Work 41-44-46-50-
54-59 stitches as before (= front piece),
place the next 44-52-56-58-60-64
stitches on 1 thread for sleeve and cast
on 6-6-8-8-10-10 new stitches on the
needle (= in side under sleeve), work
the next 71-77-81-89-97-107 stitches as
before (= back piece), place the next 44-
52-56-58-60-64 stitches on 1 thread
for sleeve and cast on 6-6-8-8-10-10
new stitches on the needle (= in side
under sleeve) and work the remaining
41-44-46-50-54-59 stitches as before
(= front piece). Body and sleeves are
finished separately. THE PIECE IS NOW
MEASURED FROM HERE!

BODY:

= 165-177-189-205-225-245 stitches.
Insert 1 marker thread 44-47-50-54-
59-64 stitches in from each side (= sides
of body). There are 77-83-89-97-107-117

KNITTING

continued on last page When the sleeve measures 16-16-16- 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH – read
15-15-15 cm from the division increase description above, work A.2A (= 6-6-
stitches between marker threads on the 2 stitches mid under sleeve – read 6-7-7-7 stitches), A.2B over the next
back piece. Allow the threads to follow INCREASE TIP-2. Increase like this 20-20-20-24-24-24 stitches (= 2 repeats
your work onwards; they will be used every 6-7-5-6-3-3½ cm a total of 4-3- of 10-10-10-12-12-12 stitches), A.2C (=
when increasing in the sides. 4-3-5-4 times = 50-50-54-54-60-60 5-5-5-6-6-6 stitches) and finish with 1
Work stocking stitch back and forth stitches. Continue working until the edge stitch in garter stitch.
and 5 band stitches in A.1 on each side sleeve measures 39-37-36-34-32-31 cm Continue this pattern until the
towards mid front – remember the from the division (there is approx. 3 cm second border of moss stitch has been
buttonholes on the right band. left to finished length; you can try the completed. en work stocking stitch
When the piece measures 5 cm from the jacket on and work to desired length). and 1 edge stitch in garter stitch on each
division in all sizes increase 1 stitch on NOTE: Shorter lengths in larger sizes due side until the pocket measures 16-17-18-
each side of both marker threads - read to wider neck and longer yoke. 19-20-21 cm. Cast off with knit from the
INCREASE TIP-2 (= 4 stitches increased). Knit 1 round where you increase 0-0- right side. Work the other pocket in the
Increase like this every 5 cm a total of 8 1-1-0-0 stitches = 50-50-55-55-60-60 same way.
times on each side = 197-209-221-237- stitches. Place 1 pocket on each front piece
257-277 stitches. Change to double pointed needles or approx. 8 to 13 cm from the outermost
Continue working until the piece short circular needle size 4.5 mm and edge of the band mid front and edge-
measures 45 cm from the division in all work A.3 for 3 cm. Cast off with knit – to-edge with the transition between
sizes (there is approx. 3 cm to finished remember CASTING OFF TIP! stocking stitch and the edge at the
length; you can try the jacket on and bottom of the jacket – see photo (you can
work to desired length). e sleeve measures approx. 42-40-39- try the jacket on and move the pocket
Purl 1 row from the wrong side (bands 37-35-34 cm from the division. Work the if you wish). Sew the pockets onto the
worked in A.1) and increase at the same other sleeve in the same way. front pieces inside the 1 edge stitch on
time 40-43-41-45-50-55 stitches evenly the pockets. WW
spaced on this row = 237-252-262-282- ASSEMBLY:
307-332 stitches. is is done to avoid the DIAGRAM
edge being tight. Sew buttons onto the left band.
Change to circular needle size 4.5 mm = knit from right side, purl from
and work the next row as follows from POCKET: wrong side
the right side: 5 band stitches in A.1, = purl from right side, knit from
work A.3 until there are 7 stitches left Cast on 33-33-33-39-39-39 stitches with wrong side
on the row, knit 2 and finish with 5 circular needle size 5.5 mm and Nepal. = between 2 stitches make 1 yarn
band stitches in A.1. Continue like this Purl 1 row (= wrong side). e next row over
until the edge measures 3 cm. Cast off is worked as follows from the right side: = knit 2 together
with knit from the right side – read = slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 1
CASTING OFF TIP! e jacket measures
approx. 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm from the and pass the slipped stitch over
shoulder down. the knitted stitch
= slip 1 stitch as if to knit, knit 2
SLEEVE: together and pass the slipped
stitch over the knitted together
Place the 44-52-56-58-60-64 stitches stitches
from the thread on the one side of the
piece on short circular needle or double
pointed needles size 5.5 mm and knit
up 1 stitch in each of the 6-6-8-8-10-
10 stitches cast on under the sleeve =
50-58-64-66-70-74 stitches. Insert
a marker thread in the middle of the
6-6-8-8-10-10 stitches under the
sleeve (allow the thread to follow your
work onwards; it will be used when
decreasing mid under sleeve).
Start the round at the marker thread
and work stocking stitch in the round.
When the sleeve measures 3-2-2--2-3-3
cm from the division decrease 2 stitches
mid under sleeve – read DECREASE TIP.
Decrease like this every 3-2-1½-1½-1-1
cm a total of 4-7-9-9-10-11 times = 42-
44-46-48-50-52 stitches.

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AAUgoNnTy

I’M CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE may even be aware that her could ignore the warnings
OF MY FRIEND’S AFFAIR husband is having an affair but and things could continue
is choosing to ignore it, so if exactly as they are.
Columnist and trained counsellor you tell her, you’ll force her to
Fiona Caine offers advice confront the situation - which Have you considered the
she may not want to do. possibility of confronting
For the past three years, my that at least one of them is the husband? I’m assuming
friend’s husband has been going to be really hurt. I also If you cause the affair to he doesn’t know that you
having an affair. She has no stand to lose a good friend, or end, your friend who is having are close friends with both
idea that he is cheating on her two. What should I do? the affair may not forgive his wife and his mistress
and thinks he is a wonderful M. J. you – she may be clinging to because if he does, he clearly
husband and father. the hope that, eventually, the doesn’t care, so speaking to
FIONA SAYS: YOU’RE IN husband will be with her. him won’t achieve anything.
However, I know differently A NO-WIN SITUATION If he doesn’t know, it might
because he is having this affair BUT NONE OF THIS IS If that’s not happened after just be the wake up call this
with another friend of mine YOUR FAULT three years – and considering man needs.
and she paints a very different This can’t be easy for you and the way he’s treating her as
picture. He expects her to be frankly, I am amazed that it well – that’s only likely to The easiest thing might be
available at the shortest notice has lasted this long without happen if your other friend for you to say nothing and
and gets angry with her when your friend, the wife, finding throws her husband out! hope someone else brings all
she’s not, even though she out. And find out she surely this out into the open – but
has a busy job and a very ill will eventually – because You could try talking to then the wife might blame
mother. And even when he’s there are entirely too many her to see if you could make you for not telling her sooner.
with her, it’s not for very long connected people in this sad her see sense about this
– it’s all about quick sex and situation for it to remain a unpleasant man, but I suspect You are in a no-win
then he’s gone. secret much longer. she’s blinded by her feelings situation here and the reality
for him and she could turn is, there is a chance you
I don’t approve of what she’s The issue for you is if against you. could lose both these friends
doing but she says she loves you are prepared to be the – which is sad because they
him, and I do not want to see one who exposes the affair, You could, of course, could both do with a friend
her hurt. The problem is, all because there are some very find a way to tell the wife they can rely on. Whatever
the while she allows this man real risks if you do, not least anonymously, either by letter, you do and whatever the
to see her, it is hurting my of which is the loss of some by setting up an email account outcome, please do not
other friend. long-standing friendships. and sending a message, or blame yourself.
by text from a number she
I hate that I am stuck in Where the wife is doesn’t know. It’s tricky but Hopefully your friend and
the middle of this. Two of my concerned, it could be a case not impossible, and while you’d her husband will be able to
friends are being treated very of ‘shooting the messenger’, have to make sure you weren’t rescue their marriage, not
badly by this man and I don’t as she may blame you for identifiable, you’d have to least for the sake of their
know how much longer I can making her see there is a include enough detail for your children. But if they can’t,
keep this a secret. However, if problem in her life. She friend to know it’s authentic. it’s not your responsibility,
this all blows up, I also know that lies with your friend’s
You’d probably end up with husband. WW
two very unhappy friends and
an angry husband, or the wife

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Mindfulness is your new little one and a story book, or a brisk walk, or meeting a gift, rather than something By Una Rice
parenting ally as it helps keep while enjoying a cup of tea and friend for coffee or lunch. So small and thoughtful? With
you anchored in the present a biscuit after the school run, often we run out of time to mindfulness you are in the
rather than fretting about the but the emphasis is on being do things at the weekend, so control seat of how much
future. Life as a parent can be present with your child for consider mindfully using a time and attention you give
a whirlwind, not only with those minutes while they are time management technique to anything - including the
the day to day family demands telling you about their day at like the Pomodoro Technique festive panic. WW
on your time and energy, but school, or something that’s on created by Francesco Cirillo.
particularly in these weeks their mind. Phones are easily Break what needs to be Mindfulness magic
leading into the festive season. a distraction so place them out accomplished down into 25 with children
This is a time when parents of sight and give 100 per cent minute chunks, separated by › Make a gratitude tree for
can feel huge financial strain attention. Listening mindfully short breaks. Now there’s time
as well as get stark reminders allows you to hear how your to mix the pudding, make a your home. Spray paint an
about how little time we’ve child is coping with anything wreath with your child for the assortment of branches
got, how easily flustered we they’ve encountered, rather front door and wrap presents, and twigs and encourage
get, and how pressured we can than rushing forward with all mindfully. the children to decorate
feel. Very often the pressures solutions they may not be with baubles, bows and
are self inflicted. ready to hear. Get into a calm space gift tags, on which they can
write everything they are
The great thing about Trust your instinct Being mindful means using grateful for in the last year.
mindfulness is that it can every minute, including those
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whatever reason, start to apply do list by crossing off what is it when they are enjoying
these tips to see results. If weekends get carried away surplus and just sticking to the a particular moment,
in a whirlwind of events, basics. Ask yourself honestly, whether it’s watching a
How to be a more it’s time to create more does gift buying need to go on festive movie, cosying up
mindful parent mindful weekends that aren’t for days and days, or can you cuddling the family dog,
sabotaged by last minute get it done in an afternoon? wrapping presents or
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own headspace time like hours seeking out the ‘perfect’ to ring the bell when they
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CreateChtrhisedtmipneanrsefrect RECIPES

Starters, mains, desserts
and side dishes to inspire
your festive feast this year

Starters

BEGIN YOUR MEAL WITH
THESE APPETISING ADDITIONS

“Our cookery students are salmon flat on a plate, place
always looking for quick and
easy starters that can be a spoonful of the seasoned
prepared ahead. I’d highly
recommend this recipe as it’s cream cheese at one end, roll
oh-so easy, oh-so tasty – and
always impressive!” up and set aside on a clean

plate. Continue with all the

› salmon slices. salad, place
To assemble the

the lettuce leaves, radish

Smoked and orange slices and capers
salmon
roll salad in a bowl, spoon over a

little dressing and lightly

toss. Transfer the salad to

a serving platter and then

arrange the smoked-salmon

Serves 4 › rolls over the leaves.
Serve the remaining
You will need
For the dressing dressing in a jug on the side.
1 orange, zest and juice
100ml extra virgin olive oil Recipe from A Taste of
1 tsp caster sugar Ballyknocken by Catherine Fulvio
1 tbsp chopped dill (Gill Books) available now.
Salt and freshly ground black Photography by Harry Weir.
pepper
Method › little salt if needed. salmon Baked
For the smoked salmon rolls To make the smoked cauliflower
150g firm cream cheese › To prepare the dressing, fritters
3 tbsp natural yoghurt rolls, combine the cream
½ lemon, zest only put the orange zest and with avocado-basil
3 tbsp finely chopped black juice in a small bowl, add cheese, yoghurt, lemon cream
olives the oil, sugar, dill, salt and
1 tbsp chopped capers freshly ground black pepper zest, olives, chopped capers, Serves 4 Level Moderate
1 tbsp chopped chives and whisk well. Check the GF WF CN [almond]
2 tsp chopped dill seasoning, adding freshly chopped chives and dill
Salt and freshly ground black ground black pepper and a You will need
pepper together. Season with salt 1 large cauliflower, cored and
200g sliced smoked organic quartered
Irish salmon and freshly ground black 200g ground almonds
200g assorted lettuce leaves, 100g cornflour
washed and trimmed pepper. en lay a piece of 200ml water
4 radishes, thinly sliced
2 oranges, peeled and sliced continued on next page
4 tbsp capers, drained

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TIP › Break the cauliflower into ideal for this but you could pepper
1 tbsp cranberry sauce
We love the pairing of bite-sized florets. In a large equally do it in a jug with a 3 sheets filo pastry
smoky barbecue sauce 100g butter, melted
and cool avocado with bowl, whisk the ground stick blender, though you 100g firm Brie, chopped into 24
the nuttiness of the small cubes
roast cauliflower but you almonds and cornflour may want to pass it through
could change things up
with di erent sauces: try together with 200ml water › a fine sieve to finish.
experimenting with a curry When the cauliflower
sauce and cumin-lime to make a viscous batter. is
yoghurt, or with a tomato-
based pasta sauce with a Season generously to taste, ready serve it on top of the Method:
herb pesto.
submerge the cauliflower avocado sauce, garnished › Preheat the oven to
25ml
coconut oil, and massage the batter into with a scattering of fresh
melted
200ml the individual florets with pea shoots, cress or micro- 200°C/180°C Fan/400°F/Gas
barbecue
sauce, › clean hands. greens of choice. › Mark 6.
at room Lay the battered To make
temperature, florets onto the filling, heat
homemade or shop-bought
Salt the parchment-lined tray Recipe from Cornucopia The Green the oil in a frying pan. Add
To serve Cookbook: A collection of vegan
1 ripe avocado, flesh scooped out and bake them about 20 recipes from Dublin’s Cornucopia the onions and fry over a
1 bunch (20g) fresh basil Restaurant (Gill Books) available now
1 x 400ml tin of full-fat coconut minutes in the preheated high heat for a few minutes.
milk (use a quality brand like Thai
Gold) oven. Meanwhile, melt the Cover, lower the heat, and
Juice of 1 lime
A pinch of salt coconut oil and combine it in cook for about 10 minutes
To serve
Pea shoots or cress a large mixing bowl with the until soft. Add the chestnuts,
Utensils
Parchment-lined baking tray › barbecue sauce. Chestnut, then increase the heat
High-speed blender or stick Remove the cauliflower cranberry
blender and jug from and fry for 2 minutes until
Method and Brie Christmas
the preheated oven, tip into parcels toasted. Spoon into a bowl
› Preheat the oven to 190°C.
the bowl of barbecue sauce Makes 24 and leave to cool. Season

and fold through gently You will need with salt and freshly ground
1 tbsp olive oil
until evenly coated. Transfer 2 onions, chopped black pepper and add the
125g chestnuts, finely chopped
back to the parchment-lined Salt and freshly ground black › cranberry sauce.
Cut the pastry into
tray and bake for another 10 24 x 10cm

›mMienauntwesh. ile prepare the squares. Brush each square

with melted butter. Put a

avocado-basil cream. small tablespoon of the filling

Simply blend the into the centre of the square.

ingredients together until Place one cube of cheese on

the mixture is velvet smooth top. Crunch the end to seal in

– a high-speed blender is the middle so it looks like a

moneybag. Repeat with the

› remaining squares. a
Place the canapés on

baking sheet lined with non-

stick paper. Bake for about

15 minutes until golden and

crisp. Serve warm.

In the aga

Cook the parcels on the
grid shelf on the floor of the
roasting oven for about 10–12
minutes.

Prepare ahead and freeze

e parcels can be made and
assembled up to 6 hours ahead.
Freeze well uncooked for up to
1 month. WW

Recipe from the new edition of Mary
Berry Cooks up a Feast by Mary Berry
and Lucy Young (DK) available now.
See DK.com for more information

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Mains

THE BIGGEST DINNER OF
THE YEAR IS ALMOST HERE!

“This is quite a ‘che y’ recipe to cook it, remove the
that takes a little more e ort,
but it keeps the breast of the turkey crown and rinse,
bird really juicy while the leg
meat literally falls o the bone. then pat dry with kitchen
Ask your butcher to do all the
work for you and make sure he paper. Take the legs and
chops the neck and backbone
into pieces for gravy. But if it wings out of the fridge so
all sounds like too much work,
just use this method with the that they will come easily
crown.”
out of the fat, then transfer

to a roasting tin. You can

strain out the fat to use for

and peppercorns in a › your roast potatoes if liked.
Preheat the oven to 190°C

pestle and mortar (or use (375°F/Gas Mark 5) and

the end of a rolling pin in line a separate roasting tin

a bowl), then stir in the › with foil.
Set a wire
orange rind. Put one-third rack on top of

of the salt rub into a large the foil-lined roasting tin

resealable bag and the and scatter over the onion

remainder into another and herbs. Sit the crown

bag, then chill until on top and rub all over

needed. Put the legs and with the butter. Roast in

wings into the bag with the the oven, uncovered, for

third of the salt rub and 40 minutes, then cover

massage it into the skin, with foil and cook for 30

then leave in the fridge minutes. Remove the foil

for 24 hours or at least and cook for 15 minutes,

› overnight. until cooked through and
When you’re
ready to cook, tender. Transfer to a platter

preheat the oven to 120°C and cover with foil, then

› (250°F/Gas Mark ½). rest in a warm place for 30
Rinse off the salt rub
and › minutes.
Meanwhile,
pat the legs and wings dry reheat the

with kitchen paper. Put turkey legs and wings in

the duck or goose fat in a the oven for 30 minutes,

roasting tin large enough until heated through and

to just fit everything the skin has become nice

Salt-rubbed Finely grated rind of 4 oranges comfortably and melt in and crispy. Add to the
turkey 1 x 5kg turkey, legs and thighs
removed and wings cut from the the oven for 5 minutes, platter with the crown and
with sage and breast
orange 500g duck or goose fat then add the turkey carve into slices. Arrange
1 large onion, cut into thick slices
Serves 10 Good handful of fresh mixed pieces, ensuring they are on warmed plates with all
herbs, such as sage, rosemary
You will need and thyme submerged. Cook for 4 the trimmings.
150g Maldon sea salt or 50g butter, so ened
kosher salt hours, until completely
8 fresh sage leaves, chopped Method
2 tbsp light brown sugar tender. Leave to cool, then
1 tbsp black peppercorns › Make the salt rub up to
cover and chill for up to Recipe from Neven Maguire’s Perfect
four days in advance. Irish Christmas by Neven Maguire
Grind the salt, sage, sugar › three days. you want to (Gill Books) available now
e day before

eat, put the turkey crown

into the other bag with

the rest of the salt rub and

massage it into the skin

› and flesh. Chill overnight. continued on next page
One hour before you want

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“This ham is cooked in the
traditional manner: it’s
simmered in a large pan first
before being finished o in the
oven, which keeps the finished
result really moist.”
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Honey-glazed and simmer for 10 minutes, › Put the dough on a floured
ham with stirring occasionally, until
cloves slightly thickened. Stud the work surface and roll it out
ham with the cloves and put
in a large roasting tin with to a circle about 28cm in
a little water to prevent the
bottom from catching and diameter. Place the pastry case from the
burning. Brush a layer of
the glaze all over the ham, in a 25cm loose-bottomed fridge or
reserving the remainder.
Serves 12 Cook in the oven for 1 hour, fluted tart tin, then trim the freezer, line it
brushing over another layer
of the glaze every 15 minutes, edges and prick the base with baking
until it’s all gone. Transfer to
You will need a platter and leave to rest for with a fork. Cover with cling parchment and fill
5.25kg leg of gammon, on the 15–20 minutes before carving
bone and skin on into slices to serve. Use as film and refrigerate or freeze with baking beans.
4 celery sticks, roughly chopped required.
2 onions, sliced › for at least 30 minutes. Bake it for about 10
1 bunch of fresh thyme Recipe from Neven Maguire’s Perfect For the filling, melt the
1 tbsp black peppercorns Irish Christmas by Neven Maguire (Gill minutes, then remove
200ml Irish whiskey Books) available now
200ml honey butter in a large shallow the paper and beans and
2 tbsp redcurrant jelly Leek tart
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar from Picardy pan, add the leeks and leave continue to cook for another
1 tbsp ground allspice
2 tsp whole cloves Serves 6 them to sweat, uncovered, 4–5 minutes to allow the

You will need over a medium to low heat pastry base to dry out a little.
For the shortcrust pastry
200g plain white our, plus extra for 20–30 minutes until soft, Turn the oven down to 190°C/
for rolling
½ tsp salt stirring occasionally. If the › fan 170°C.
60g cold unsalted butter, cubed Fill the pastry
40g cold lard or vegetable leeks seem very watery after case with the
shortening, cubed
2 tbsp ice-cold water this time, cook until the leek mixture and season with

For the filling liquid has reduced. Stir in a little black pepper. Bake
75g butter
1.25kg leeks, cut in half the crème fraiche and beaten the tart for 25–30 minutes,
lengthways, washed and cut into
Method 1cm slices eggs, then season well with then serve warm or at room
300g full-fat crème fraiche temperature. WW
› Soak the gammon in cold 2 large eggs, lightly beaten › salt, pepper and nutmeg.
A few rasps freshly grated nutmeg Preheat the oven to 200°C/
Salt and black pepper
water for at least 6 hours fan 180°C. Remove the pastry Recipe from Rick Stein's Secret France:
Method 120 delicious new recipes for real
(or overnight is best), then French home cooking by Rick Stein
› First make the pastry. Put (BBC Books) available now
› drain. the gammon and “Many versions of this leek
Weigh the flour, salt, butter and tart or pie from Picardy
lard in a food processor and exist, some with a top of
calculate the cooking time, process until the mixture pu pastry or brioche or
resembles breadcrumbs. with added ingredients like
allowing 20 minutes per Transfer it to a bowl and add cheese or lardons. Being
enough of the water to make something of a purist I
450g plus 20 minutes – this a smooth but not sticky prefer just a case of really
dough. short shortcrust pastry,
size takes about 4 hours. Put my mother’s recipe, with
plenty of leeks sweated
in a large pan, cover with down in butter, then
bound with an egg and
water and bring to the boil, cream mixture and baked.
Delicious.”
skimming off any scum. Add

the celery, onions, thyme

and peppercorns and return

to the boil, then cover,

reduce the heat and simmer

until completely tender,

occasionally skimming off

any scum that rises to the

top. If you aren’t sure the

gammon is properly cooked,

check the bone end – it

should come away freely

from the gammon joint.

Drain and leave until cool

› enough to handle. 180°C
Preheat the oven to

› (350°F/Gas Mark 4). the skin,
Carefully peel away

leaving the layer of white fat

intact. Using a sharp knife,

score the fat diagonally to

› make a diamond pattern.
Put the whiskey in a pan

with the honey, redcurrant

jelly, balsamic vinegar and

ground allspice. Bring to the continued on next page

boil, then reduce the heat

WOMANSWAY.IE 29

Soups and sides

FIND THE PERFECT SIDE DISH
TO YOUR DINNER THIS YEAR

TIP Chargrilled Tip
Brussels
When a recipe calls for part sprouts Flavoured butters are very
of a vegetable, such as the useful over fish or even
green parts only from the melting over a steak. Keep
leeks, please don’t discard the it in your fridge in a little
remaining parts; instead, use parchment.
them as inspiration for other
dishes you could make, like our Recipe by Catherine
quick Irish stew. Fulvio, photography
by Harry Weir. For
oil in a large heavy-based with chilli, garlic more information on
and fennel butter Ballyknocken House &
saucepan over a high heat Cookery School, see
Ballyknocken.ie
until it comes to a shimmer, Serves 4-6
Avoca
then add the carrot, celery award-
winning herb
Sweet and leek tops. Cook for about You will need stu ng
potato, 1kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed and
parsnip and five minutes, stirring briskly, halved Serves 8-10
peanut soup You will need
until the vegetables begin to 1 large country-style bread loaf
Serves 6 Level Simple with crust, cut into ½-inch cubes
NOG GF WF CN [peanut] › caramelise. potato and For the butter
Add the sweet 50g butter, so ened
You will need 1 red chilli, finely chopped
3 carrots, sliced parsnip and continue to stir 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 celery sticks, finely sliced 1 tsp fennel seeds
2 leeks, green part only, washed for a further five minutes Salt and freshly ground black
well and thinly sliced pepper
400g sweet potato, peeled and until the vegetables begin to Rapeseed oil
roughly cubed
1 large parsnip, roughly cubed release their starch – you’ll
2 litres water
2 tbsp ground cumin feel them sticking to the
1 level tsp ground allspice
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil › bottom of the pot. and
150g smooth peanut butter Add the water, cumin
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper allspice, reduce the heat to
Rapeseed oil
medium and cook at a gentle Method
To serve
50g toasted or dry-roasted simmer for about 20 minutes › Place the Brussels sprouts in
peanuts, roughly chopped or
broken or until the vegetables are

Utensils softened. Remove from the a steamer and cook for about
Stick blender
heat and add the sesame oil 12 minutes until just tender.
Method
› and peanut butter. Combine the butter, chilli,
› Heat a tablespoon or two of Allow to cool a little
and garlic and fennel seeds in

purée with a stick blender to a bowl and mix well. Place

a velvety consistency, adding the butter mixture onto

water to loosen if necessary. parchment and roll into a

If you would like a smoother cylindrical shape. Place in

soup, you can pass it through the fridge to chill. Drizzle oil

a fine sieve. Season to taste over the steamed Brussels

and serve with an optional sprouts and toss well. Season

garnish of toasted peanuts with salt and freshly ground

for crunch. › black pepper.
Preheat a large
chargrill

Recipe from Cornucopia The Green pan over a medium heat and
Cookbook: A
collection of vegan add the sprouts and leave to
recipes from
Dublin’s Cornucopia chargrill for about 2 minutes
Restaurant (Gill
Books) available ›bSepfooroentuonrntoinagw. arm serving
now
dish, slice the chilli butter

and place on top of hot

chargrilled Brussels spouts.

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150g unsalted butter Avoca white Avoca
2 white onions, finely diced onion and award-
2 garlic cloves, finely diced Parmesan winning
1 large bunch chopped fresh soup cranberry,
parsley port and
1 small bunch chopped fresh sage clementine
1 small bunch chopped fresh sauce
thyme
Salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Method

› Preheat the oven to 180°C/

› Gas Mark 4. on large Carrots in Serves 4
Spread bread a lemon
verbena
rimmed baking sheet. glaze

Bake until bread is dry and You will need
80g salted butter
crunchy, it takes about 15 2 medium white onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced finely
› minutes. Cool and set aside. 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut You will need
Melt the butter in heavy into large dice 500g fresh cranberries
1 litre fresh vegetable stock 2 x clementines, zested and juiced
large skillet over medium 350ml cream 3 tbsp port
150g grated Parmesan cheese 1 cinnamon stick
heat. Add white onions and 8g sea salt 1 whole star anise
3g freshly ground white pepper 90g caster sugar
garlic and cook gently until Serves 4
Prep time 5 mins
translucent. Do not brown Cooking time 15 mins

› the onions. combine
In a large bowl

onion mix, bread and fresh You will need Method
500g baby carrots
› herbs. butter 13x9x2in 5 tbsp (75g) butter To garnish › Combine all ingredients
Generously 3–4 tbsp juice Good quality white tru e oil
A few lemon verbena leaves
baking dish. Place stuffing Salt and pepper together over low heat and

inside & bake for 20-25 stir gently until the sugar

› minutes until golden. Method › starts to dissolve. to medium
You can also stuff your Increase the heat
› In a large soup pot over
turkey with the stuffing if Method and stir continually until

you wish. › Peel the carrots and cook in a medium heat, melt butter, the cranberries start

add onion and garlic and to burst. e sauce will

saucepan of boiling water, or sauté until translucent, no thicken slightly. Remove the

› steam, for about 5 minutes. not colour. Add potatoes, cinnamon and star anise,
Melt the butter in a skillet,
Recipe curtesy of AVOCA, see vegetable stock, salt and transfer to a bowl and leave
Avoca.com/en for more information to cool. WW
add the carrots, and cook on white pepper. Simmer

› high heat for 1 minute. 20-25 minutes or until the
Add the orange juice and
potatoes are tender. Take off Recipe curtesy of AVOCA, see
Avoca.com/en for more information
cook for a few minutes the heat, add the cream and

more. As it simmers, keep the parmesan cheese. With

the carrots submerged so a hand blender, puree until

they soak up the flavor of the the soup is velvety smooth.

juice. Remove from the heat, Check the seasoning of the

add the verbena leaves, and soup and adjust to your

let stand for a minute or two taste. is soup is a beautiful

› to infuse before seasoning. › creamy white colour.
Serve, garnished with a When ready to serve ladle

few finely chopped lemon into your favourite soup

verbena bowls and drizzle with good

leaves. quality white truffle oil. We

Recipe from love to serve this velvety
C’est Bon by
Trish Deseine soup with Avoca freshly
(Flammarion,
2016). baked brown bread.
Photography ©
Deirdre Rooney. Recipe curtesy of AVOCA, see continued on next page
Avoca.com/en for more information

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De erts To serve
1 tsp icing sugar
FINISH UP WITH 6 tbsp crème fraiche
SOMETHING
SWEET Method

› For the pastry, put the

flour, butter and salt in

a food processor and

White pulse until the mixture
chocolate
and orange resembles breadcrumbs.
mousses
Transfer to a bowl and add

the egg yolk mixed with a

tablespoon of cold water

to make a smooth but not

sticky dough. Add the

Serves 6 › extra water if required.
Put the dough on a floured

work surface, roll it out

You will need and line 6 loose-bottomed
For the mousse
100g full-fat cream cheese 10–12cm tartlet tins. Chill
150ml double cream
150g Belgian or continental 100 for about 30 minutes.
per cent white chocolate
1 tbsp Cointreau Preheat the oven to 200°C/
1 large orange
› fan 180°C. with a circle
Line each tin

into the rings and level it up into a bowl and place of baking parchment or
on the back of the Aga until
the tops with the back of a melted. foil, add baking beans and

teaspoon. Transfer to the Recipe from the new edition of Mary bake blind for 10 minutes.
Berry Cooks up a Feast by Mary Berry
Special equipment fridge to chill while you and Lucy Young (DK) available now. Remove the beans and
6 x 7cm: (2¾in) round metal See DK.com
cooking rings › make the mousse. paper, then put the tins
75g Hobnobs, crushed Put the cream cheese Fig and
45g butter, melted and frangipane back in the oven for a
1 tbsp demerara sugar tarts
cream into a mixing bowl further 5 minutes. Turn
Makes 6 x 10-12cm tartlets
and whisk with an electric the oven down to 190°C/fan
You will need
whisk until thick and For the shortcrust pastry › 170°C.
170g plain flour, plus extra for While
› holding its shape. rolling the pastry cases
Gently melt the chocolate 100g cold unsalted butter, cubed
Serves 12 Pinch of salt are cooking make the
1 egg yolk
in a bowl set over a pan of 1–2 tbsp ice-cold water › frangipane.
Beat the butter
For the mousse just simmering water until For the filling and
250g full-fat cream cheese 100g butter, at room
300ml double cream › smooth. Allow to cool. temperature sugar together in a bowl
300g Belgian orcontinental 100 Add the chocolate to the 100g caster sugar
per cent white chocolate 2 eggs, beaten until you have a smooth
3 tbsp Cointreau ½ tsp almond extract
2 large oranges cream mixture and stir in 100g ground almonds paste. Gradually whisk
9 figs, quartered
the Cointreau. Finely grate 1 tbsp flaked almonds in the eggs and almond

the zest of the orange and extract, then stir in the

› add to the mousse. ground almonds and mix
Spoon the mousse into
well. Divide the mixture

Special equipment the rings and level the between the pastry cases
12 x 7cm (2¾in) round metal
cooking rings tops. Chill for a minimum and arrange 6 fig wedges
175g Hobnobs, crushed
75g butter, melted of 4 hours to firm up. on top of each tart. Scatter
1½ tbsp demerara sugar
Meanwhile, peel the with some of the flaked

orange with a small knife. almonds and bake for 20–

Cut the segments free and 25 minutes until golden.

place in a bowl. Squeeze Dust with a little icing

Method over the juice from the sugar and serve warm or

› Put the Hobnobs into a › peel. at room temperature with
Remove
the rings and some crème fraiche.

mixing bowl, add the serve the mousses with the

butter and sugar, and mix orange segments arranged

› to combine. on top. Garnish with grated Recipe from Rick Stein's Secret France:
Line a baking 120 delicious new recipes for real
sheet with white chocolate. French home cooking by Rick Stein
(BBC Books) available now
cling film and sit the On the aga
To melt the chocolate, break
rings on top. Spoon the

biscuit mixture evenly

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“The idea for these little tarts
comes from the delightful
southern town of Uzès. At
dinner one night, I had a fig
tart and was intrigued by the
fact that it had this delicious
moelleux texture in the centre.
On leaving, I asked for the
recipe and was told, sorry,
they bought it in. Sadly, this
happens so much in French
restaurants – the cost of
sta I’m afraid. What I took
to be subtlety was probably
simply that the tart had been
cooked from frozen and was
still slightly underdone in the
centre. This is a proper version
and quite delicious. I favour
crème fraiche with these.”

continued on next page
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RECIPES

and then stir regularly on “It seems you can’t go to a
a medium boil for around Christmas party without a
15-20 minutes. e jam chocolate log appearing at
will thicken up during some stage, but I always find
this time. You will need them a bit heavy at the end of
to stir continuously as the a big meal, so I’ve created this
jam thickens. Pour into a lighter lower sugar version.”
sterilised jar and refrigerate.
Reduced
sugar stripy Method
Swiss roll
› Heat the oven to
Serves 6-8
› 200°C/180°C fan. or
You will need Line a Swiss roll pan
90g xylitol sugar alternative
(available in supermarkets and small baking tray (approx.
health stores as Total Sweet)
3 large eggs 33 x 23cm). Melt the
120g plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract chocolate and coconut oil
2 tsp cold water
20g dark chocolate drops together until smooth and
(or finely chopped 90% dark
chocolate) melted together with › leave to cool slightly.
½ tsp coconut oil With a stand mixer,

For the filling whisk the eggs and xylitol
150g double cream
10g xylitol sugar together for a good 10
Reduced sugar raspberry jam (or
use store bought) minutes until pale and

Reduced sugar raspberry jam voluminous adding the

Makes 200g (approx.) vanilla near the end and

You will need whisking it in. Sift in the
350g frozen raspberries
Juice of 1 large lemon flour in two parts, folding
3 tbsp xylitol (or more to taste –
this amount is good for a Swiss in carefully after each
Roll filling, but if you just want
it on toast you may want to add addition. Be gentle so the
a little more as it can be a little
tart) batter stays nice and fluffy!
1 tbsp water
Sprinkle over 2 tsp of cold
Put the frozen raspberries
in a heavy bottomed pan. water while folding in the
Add the lemon juice, xylitol
and water. Boil up slowly › second lot of flour. of the › Roll up the sponge, using
(ensuring all the xylitol is Pour three quarters
fully dissolved, including the parchment, and leave
on the spoon and pan sides) vanilla batter into the lined to cool completely while TIP
still rolled up.
tin. Gently fold in approx. For an easier and equally
delicious Swiss roll, leave
half of melted chocolate out the chocolate mix and
pour all the batter in the tin
into the batter remaining at the same time.

› in the bowl. mix For the filling
Spoon the chocolate
› Whisk the cream and
into a piping bag (use a

piping bag with a very the xylitol together until

small hole cut out of it). it becomes nice and › Use the remaining melted

Pipe lines of chocolate thick and a spreading

mixture onto the vanilla consistency. Refrigerate chocolate to drizzle over

batter to make a design of › until ready to use. the top. Decorate with
Carefully unroll the
your choice and leave for cake. freeze dried or fresh

a moment or two to settle Spread a layer of raspberry raspberries if you fancy

› into the white mix. jam carefully across the › and refrigerate.
Bake for 10 minutes Take out of the fridge
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pig’s breakfast anksgiving dinner, and knows who made what. cook adapts to circumstance.
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the school holidays and dishes? For the sake of your more in advance’
an onslaught of in-laws - sanity, do not do this, and Most people can stomach soggy
Christmas can be stressful at avoid fancy recipes you’ve If your cookbook is your spuds, and inedible sprouts
the best of times. Throw in never tried before. bible, your shopping list is might pass unnoticed, but a
the most daunting culinary your guiding star. Most shops ruined turkey is hard to ignore.
challenge of the year, and ere’s also pressure to cook are shut come judgement day,
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out-grumping the Grinch. things, but you can just keep it priority, the most common avoid. Forgetting to remove the
But there’s no need to cancel simple. Turkey, roast potatoes Christmas misses are oddments giblets. Forgetting to defrost
Christmas just yet, and festive and some form of vegetable are like tin foil and oil. ere’s your bird. Under-cooking
food doesn’t need to be a hard to avoid, but everything plenty you can prep in advance. turkey is actually dangerous.
trial. Here are a few standard else is details. No one needs Gravy and stuffing can both Check your timings, don’t rush,
mistakes made by first-time roast chestnuts just because survive being frozen, while and pierce the thigh before
Christmas cooks, and how to Nat King Cole sang about them, veg can be chopped and peeled serving - if the juices run clear,
avoid them... and if your guests want a yule the day before and packed you’re good to go.
log they can bring one. (reasonably airtight) into the
‘I drank too much’ fridge. Finally, pre-cooked ‘I can’t get the brandy to light’
‘There’s just too much to do’ Christmas puds are so tasty, it’s
Christmas cooking isn’t like fine to buy off the shelf. Even e lights are dimmed for
dancing or playing pool down Christmas dinner is the most Marcus Wareing says so! your dinner’s delectable
the pub - there’s no volume of complex meal of the year, so dénouement. You pour brandy
booze that makes you better you must delegate to survive - ‘I can’t fit everything in the oven’ over your pud and strike a
before making you worse. and to thrive you must delegate match... nothing. e brandy
well. From the moment the We mean this in the most needs warming first (a ladle
If you’re determined first spud is sliced, the kitchen supportive way possible, but over the hob works well), to
to partake, consider the is your workshop and your this is purely poor planning. give you that purple glow of
increasingly vast variety of relatives are your happy elves. pride at the end of your first
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READER FICTION

The meeting

Kenneth was a little man in his eighties tomorrow. Incidentally, when you book people flooding over to use the NHS. When
who su ered from many ailments and an appointment there, do not ask for Dr he was a boy, this town was 100 per cent
walked with a stick. His wife Elaine Warley. He’s a bloody menace. The other white. Not that he was a racist. People got
had died in January and it was getting quacks make him clean the toilet and go him wrong. Every country needs borders.
harder and harder for him to leave the out for sandwiches. Anything to keep him They come into Heathrow on a tourist visa
house. The first week of June was cold away from Joe Public. They know what the and look what happens. Go to Edmonton.
and windy. He sat in his conservatory bugger’s like…’ Go to bloody Walthamstow…
watching gales hurtling across the
overgrown garden. Kenneth stood there smiling upwards, Kenneth had been standing in the sun
a stained jumper visible through his open for more than half an hour.
Fortunately for him, they died down raincoat. He leant more heavily on his stick.
on the Friday. The only fresh food in the Eighty years of politeness kept his smile
house was the end of a loaf, an egg and ‘Mind you, I’ve had my share,’ said the glued to his face. He looked up at thick
two satsumas that were going over. He big man. ‘Kidney stones… you don’t want to white eyebrows, increasingly mobile as
had to face the shops. know. Three years ago, malignant tumour in resentment swelled. He saw white hairs
the thigh. All sorted now. D’you know what in the sunlight around the moustache,
Next morning was sunny and warm. He they call it?’ plump lips opening… drawn down in rage…
caught the bus up to the high street and, reopening. Whenever the big hat in front
shoes scu ng the paving, tapped his way The little man shook his head. His chin of him shi ed from the vertical, the sun
into the shopping centre. On the way to was inches away from the protruding buttons blinded him.
Waitrose, in a little open square, were the of the other’s waistcoat. Against the sun he
tables and sunshades of Co ee Time. This could just see a waitress coming out of Co ee He looked towards the café. The heat of
was as far as his legs could take him in Time with drinks and croissants. the day and the sound of the man’s voice
one go. He saw himself in his mind’s eye were engulfing him. His eyes, filled with
sitting with a co ee and Danish pastry, ‘Chondrosarcoma. Not many know that.… tears and confusion, rested on a table at
gathering his strength and watching What’s that you’re looking at?’ the other said, the far end of the square.
shoppers threading past. turning round to see.
There, smiling at him under a fringe of
Before he could reach the square, his ‘They’re all out this morning,’ he went on, white curls, sat Elaine. She was pointing
way was blocked by the tall, ample figure jabbing a thick finger at families and couples to co ee and pastries in front of her and
of a man about the same age as himself. sitting in the sun outside the café. ‘It’s the beckoning him to come.
They had met in the baker’s two weeks only place in this town for a co ee you can
or so ago. As then, the man was wearing actually drink. It won a prize…’ He clutched his stick, tried to edge past
a three-piece light grey suit, with dark the big man, heard his shoe scrape against
edging to the lapels. Pink cu s with ‘That’s where I’m going,’ said Kenneth, the paving, saw a blurred red rose above
gold links projected from the sleeves. He smiling. ‘If you’ll excuse me….’ him – and keeled over on his back.
had a crimson tie and a pink rose in his
buttonhole. On his head was a broad- ‘There’s a certificate inside. Take a shu y Paramedics arrived in minutes. As they
brimmed hat of the same colour as his suit when you go in. Funny to think,’ he said, stretchered him away, a young woman
with dark grey decoration round its rim. sweeping his arm over the top of the little sitting at a café table came up to the big
His thick white moustache had a yellowish man’s head, ‘this was once the Methodists’ man.
tinge to it. churchyard. Mind you, you’d have to go back
a bit…’ And he surged on to tricks they played ‘Poor old chap,’ she said. ‘I could see he
‘And how are you this beautiful day, my as children on the mad minister. was uncomfortable. I should have helped.’
friend?’ the big man said loudly, placing
his hands behind his back and leaning More than once, unpausing, he greeted ‘Some people don’t like the heat,’ he
forward and down. people as they passed by. He stepped aside to replied. ‘Can’t get enough of it myself…’
make a full bow to an older woman with her
‘Not too good,’ said Kenneth, ‘but can’t grandson. Bending forward and down, he said
comp…’ ‘We’ve met before, haven’t we? In the
The lower part of Kenneth’s right leg was queue at the Post O ce, if I mistake me
‘I must be the lucky one,’ boomed the numb and he could not stand much longer. not? They really should sort out that
other. ‘Do you know the last time I went His mind oscillated between images of a queue. It’s our money as taxpayers. We
to the surgery?’ He paused. ‘A year ago large cappuccino with a heart picked out don’t pay to stand around till kingdom
in chocolate on its foam, and a black moth come waiting to send a parcel….’
pinned on a piece of card.

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custard and a little bit of ice neat! It amazes me.
cream. I always order off the
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Last Christmas, O Holy Night to take it a little slower and
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new gym gear and an think of those most in need
experience surprise (I hope of help. It’s nice to send away
Tom is reading this, send boxes of gifts to Hope Ireland
him a copy please!). or similar organisation.

Turkey or ham? Or Who will you be spending
neither? Christmas with? And who
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With Tom, when we’re both
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There are not many movies knew this is something I’d This year it’ll be a mixture of use all year round. It was
I’d watch multiple times, like, that’s very sweet. home, me and Tom as well originally Kerri-Ann’s in a
but The Grinch, Enchanted, as out visiting each of the Fair City Christmas Special
Santa Claus the Movie and Who is the most difficult families. and has become a good
Elf are classics which I love person to buy for? luck charm. I have tonnes
to watch. I’ll tape some My dad or brothers. There’s Do you make New Year’s of Christmassy stuff; I like
blockbusters and for total only so many socks, shirts resolutions – and do you to turn my home into a
switch off I may watch some and vouchers to buy. Pretty stick to them? winter wonderland. Tom has
Hallmark Christmas movies sure my dad could open his I make goals frequently advised me that I probably
and a good series on Netflix. own store at this stage. throughout the year and New have enough now, but he
Highly recommend Workin’ Year’s is like a celebration of doesn’t understand, there’s
Moms and Glow at the If you could invite anyone all of this, so yes I embrace it. always room for a little
minute. for Christmas dinner, who Vision boards can be good to bit more white glitter and
would it be? do to focus the mind. I don’t Christmas sparkle. If I see
What is your favourite Dolly Parton. She’s such a get hung up on ‘sticking’ to a new cute snowman, he’s
Christmas film? gorgeous ray of sunshine, them, just taking each day probably going to join the
The Grinch or Santa Claus the funny, intriguing. I’d say as it comes, praising yourself gang. He loves it once it’s all
Movie. she’d have the best dinner for your efforts and striving in place. WW
stories to tell and then she to do more self-development
Be honest: is it better to could sing for us! Coat of with the use of goals. I prefer Jenny will play the fairy
give gifts or receive them? Many Colours or her new one, the language of goals over godmother in The Cheerios
Both! I love watching faces Girl in the Movies. Blissful. resolutions, I feel it’s more Panto Cinderella at the
light up when you give a good Maybe also send Dolly a copy positive and flexible. fabulous PantoDome at the
or very thoughtful gift. Also, of the magazine too, just in Royal Hospital Kilmainham
though, when I receive one case, thanks. What’s the most from December 5 to January 5.
that I know the person has put Christmassy thing you See www.panto.ie for more
thought into or been listening Where do you spend the own?
closely during the year and actual day? I have a reindeer teddy I

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to Evelyn... as someone smashes an iPad. to blame her newly found uncle for it.

Paul just can’t forgive Bernie for what Carla discusses the ideas she has for
she did. During an interview, Kel warns Sinead’s beard oil business with Adam
Bernie that she’ll regret crossing him. but who has an idea?
Later, Bernie promises to be a better mum
to Paul and Gemma, while one of her Elsewhere, Michelle tells Robert she
offspring makes a decision. Will they be wants to go ahead with the wedding. We
able to open up after so long? like where this is going! So does Michelle,
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Emmerdale EastEnders Fair City

Graham arrives at the pub and realises Someone watches Linda drive into Erica notes the chemistry between Dean
why someone has thrown a party (clue: another car and head off. Cue much and Dearbhla. Ooh. And when Erica
not a nice reason). Another villager humiliation (and a test). makes a mistake on an order, who’s the
struggles with a revelation but could the first person she calls? Doug.
partythrower’s delight be short lived? With Ruby’s help, Ian holds an event
to plug his Walford Councillor campaign Locals speculate over the new owner
It’s the week of Bernice and Liam’s and is desperate to impress. of McCoys while Jane makes demands to
wedding and Liam reveals he has got ensure her continued work there. Renee
Bernice a gift for the big day. At her hen After promising to change his ways, is worried about what Hughie will get up
do, a stripper arrives (naturally) but Ben is in high spirits when he helps to with free time on his hands.
someone’s got something to say. Yikes! someone. We’ve come over a bit faint!
Will they make it down the aisle? Will continues to control Cristiano,
How does the wife swap competition the latter of whom tells Mairead he
Elsewhere, Kyle asks an upset Moira to go? Mick wants it to run smoothly. But exaggerated his panic attack. Can
come to his birthday party and Jacob’s who wants to sabotage? Cristiano finally tell someone the truth?
hopeful about his relationship with
David. Plus, whose secret is out? Honey desperately tries to put Adam Anto has no time for Sharon’s guilt as
off the idea of a holiday while Dotty is Hayley does more of Mondo’s grunt work.
desperate to make some money.

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By Áine Toner Kian is desperate to deliver the surgery Malachaí suprises Frances with a gift Corrie’s Maria Connor is to discover
that Bea desires. But stressed Jac won’t (hoorah!) but he does not get the reaction she’s pregnant – and Gary is the father!
play ball. How much will Kian sacrifice to he was expecting (boo!). Meanwhile, Gary made his move on Maria a er her
give Bea what she wants? Will he end up Tadhg feels unhappy (read: threatened) relationship with Ali Neeson fell apart
losing it all? by how close Malachaí and Áine are over his painkiller addiction and he is
becoming. Will he ‘fess up his feelings? adamant that they need to keep them
Dom and Lofty are too busy putting apart. In fact, Gary’s keen to prove his
others first and not dealing with their Pádraig has one last chance to impress commitment to Maria, who has son Liam
own problems. Is their relationship strong Berni with his pop-up night, pledging to (Gary also has two sons, Jake and Zack).
enough to survive these tough times? donate the proceeds to a charity. But with Gary being the new Street
baddie, and being tipped as part of huge
Donna distracts herself by focusing David is touched when his apologies autumn storylines ahead of the massive
on returning patient Cherie Grimes. But today are met with kindness. Christmas Day episode, we must wait
when fun-loving Cherie goes missing, and see what it all comes out.
will Donna be brave enough to convince Máire gets more than she bargained for
them both to face their fears? when shopping in Keanes while Bobbi
Lee and Mo argue over the hen night.

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Renowned psychic Una Power offers
readers some guidance on life’s issues

BRID, MAYO model of behaviour has mostly gone me to ignore this and wait for this plan to
and will never return. Women can stay pass over. What is going to happen to us?
I was thrilled when my son (Scorpio, 26) beautiful, confident and desirable for as
told his father that he had found the right long as they choose. ey won’t go back, I would be just as concerned as you.
woman and wanted to marry very soon as ever, to domestic incarceration. It’s quite a departure from his normal
they both wanted a child. Although he had behaviour, isn’t it? Sagittarius wouldn’t
been going out with this girl for a year- Your Scorpio son has been very well rank as soundest of my money advisors
and-a-half he had not brought her home. brought up by you to like women as being often hopelessly muddled and over-
Ever since he was 14 he was girl-mad and human beings with minds and needs of optimistic when dealing with records,
had some girl or another, and always older their own. He doesn’t want or expect receipts etc., but Libra is very competent
than him. He’s a very handsome young to dominate the home. Which is just as in all business matters and Sagittarius is
man. ose relationships were always well as Scorpio man and Taurus woman usually happy to have his Libra partner
broken off by the girl. But we had such a is not the recommended pairing of the take care of the finances.
shock when he brought us a woman of 40. zodiac –too many battles for supremacy
on Scorpio’s part, too much stubborn Based on that alone, I would
I asked my husband if it was my fault posturing, going nowhere, on Taurus’ recommend you go to your solicitor and
and did he think our son was a mammy- part. But when Scorpio and Taurus bring lay everything about your husband’s wish
hunter. He said it was no-one’s fault our their lived experience and honesty into before him/her and take the advice they
son just seemed happier with older women their marriage it cannot fail. You don’t give you. is frame of mind he is in at the
and we had both to face the truth that he need to worry about anything. moment hopefully won’t last.
was the one who did all the chasing.
BRENDA, DUBLIN I did a psychic search in my mind and
I’m afraid the marriage will either be a couldn’t find any villains in your circle
disaster or something people will laugh at. When we first married neither my who are out to get your money from you
Will some more suitable girl arrive in time husband nor I were particularly religious. and happily for you, there aren’t any.
to save him or will it all come to nothing He is Sagittarius (70) and I am Libra (71).
like his previous relationships? We kept, as far as it didn’t interfere with It might be worth considering entering
family life, observance of the sacraments. into his idea of what’s normal and what
When I was a girl I was addicted to Mills & We made our donations to the church but isn’t. Tell him that the church is usually
Boon romantic novels. e ideal girl always stopped after our youngest married and glad to have donations from anywhere in
ended up with the prize; a ring on her moved away. the world.
finger. at was height of female ambition
and even if she spoke (very quietly) about I thought we had a bit of breathing Suggest that you both go on a trip round
wanting a career, the wise knew it was space just for us as a couple and looked Spain and the south of France looking for
because she was in denial. forward to a few years of travel, going churches who might be very happy to
to see people, and whatever popped up receive some donation.
During that time, girls were expected to to interest us. I couldn’t believe it when
stay at home and from then on they were he said he wanted to be at peace with You might put out a big map and find
dependant on the husband who pledged his conscience by resuming regular places where donations are needed and go
to provide for them. Any diversion from attendance at mass on Sunday and in person to present your gift and get to
that notion of ideal correctness was, if not weekdays and talks about donating a fairly mass in the place.
failure, settling for second best. large sum of money to the parish. Right
now, he won’t talk to me and that makes A boat trip around the Mediterranean
But in the real world things really have me angry and puzzled because he has told might yield some beautiful castles and
changed. Woman became liberated when some friends and family members. places of worship for you to explore. It’s a
she got her own job and a say in how her big world out there and it’s beautiful.
money was spent. Now she can decide to I protested that that was partly my
wear lovely colourful clothes and compete money. I asked him about the plans we Sagittarius and Libra are natural
in television shows. Women can and do get always had to travel but can’t seem to diplomats, especially when it comes to
into college and succeed. reach him. Most people who know us tell differences of opinion in the family being
happily resolved. ere is real happiness
You have to accept, Brid, that the old ahead for you.

CONTACT UNA... If you have an unresolved issue you need guidance on, Una may be able to help. You can write to her at Una Power, Woman’s Way, Rosemount House, Dundrum
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