Hi, I'm Theresa Storey and I run The Green Apron Artisan Preserve Company and blog and write and garden and teach and.....

10 things not to do at a Farmers Market

I’d like to start  by saying I like my job. It may not seem so from the theme of this post but I really do like it.

At the start of the week I work in my garden and I also try and fit in some writing. I usually teach on Wednesdays and  then I cram all my […]

Fruity Autumn Chutney

This is a fabulous recipe if I may say so myself. Its an adaptation of  my mothers  famous Green Tomato Chutney Recipe only better as  you can use up all of those fruits and vegetables that are sitting around at the end of the season, especially those giant marrows you’ve just discovered lurking under the […]

Green Garden Stuffing

“Green stuffing!” I hear you say. “why ever would I make that”. Thats what I thought the first time I saw  it  but it is well worth the making.

The  first time I had it was at my friend Donkeys wedding  in a hotel in Louth (dont ask why a girl has a nickname […]

In Praise of Willow

Dragon neck willow

I must say I absolutely love my willow trees. When their pussy willow buds are out its the promise of  spring to come and the end of winter. Its also an extremely valuable plant for wildlife  as its one of the first sources of nectar in the spring  for insects and  […]

Native Trees

Although I love having such a large garden (and attatched field )it does mean it takes a lot of maintenance and planting. Where we live is called Derryclough -The  Stone of the Oak and this used to be all woodland but was cleared in the 1960’s.We are  trying to replant but its slow work. We’ve […]

Boxty Potato Pancakes

Back when I was a teenager I had to spend 2 days running a tradestand for Dad at an Udaras na Gailteacht trade fair in Connemara. Eyeball numbingly boring- handing out bumph on the company to disinterested passersby. The redeeming feature of the whole experience was the lady next to us cooking boxty samples. […]