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Archive for June 1st, 2008

Message from the GM

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

How ‘r’ tings???  

 

Here in Killarney the most common phrase you will hear is How ‘r’ tings??  It is an expression of enquiry, concern and love and also as a salutation. It can be shortened to the more comfortable ‘Tings’?! if you are on close terms with your receiver.

 

To hear this greeting was somewhat of a culture shock to me, a lad from Wexford. In my original home place the phrase ‘How’s she cuttin’, was the accepted turn of phrase and it made perfect sense to me.

In Northern Ireland it is ‘What about ye?’, and in Australia it is G’Day.

 In every part of the globe there is a local, often humorous expression that puts a little smile on our face. The common thread in them all is the feeling of warmth, and the feeling of welcome. So the next time you visit Killarney, and you are walking along and a total stranger says ‘ How ‘r’ tings’ just smile and say ‘ My tings are fine’ Don’t worry , they will know exactly what you mean.

 

Derek Carroll.

 General Manager.

 

Recipe of the Month

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Apple & Berry Crumble

Serves 6

6 Granny Smith Apples, peeled & cores removed

¼ cup Caster Sugar

2 cups Frozen Mixed Berries

60g Butter, chilled, cubed

¾ cup flaked Oats

½ cup Flour

½ cup Brown Sugar

½ cup Breadcrumbs

1 Tbsp of Honey

1 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon

 

Method:

 

  • Preheat oven 180°C, grease 6 small ovenproof dishes / ramekins.
  • Thinly slice apples & place into a saucepan over medium heat. Add caster Sugar, stir until the sugar dissolves. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes until the apples are tender.
  • Stir in the Berries and spoon the mixture into the dishes.
  • Rub the butter into the flour util the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add in the oats, breadcrumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon & Honey and mix well.
  • Spoon the crumble mixture over the fruit, bake for 30 minutes until crumble is golden.
  • Served warm with Whipped Cream or Ice Cream.

 

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