Ceramics are one of the most ancient crafts. They’ve been present in ancestral civilizations and we’re lucky to see so many talented ceramists in Ireland still continuing old traditions. Ceramics have been a big part of our offering at Quinlan’s since day one - let us tell you about some of our favourites.
There’s something really magical about handmade ceramics. Every piece is different and unique and there’s a long and slow process involved in making a ceramic piece. You can sense that when you hold a handmade mug or a bowl, you can feel the care that went into making the piece. It even makes the food taste nicer :)
One of our favourite ceramic pieces to enjoy a cup of tea or a comforting hot chocolate are the classic Nicholas Mosse mugs. Their patterns are applied using an old tradition: they’re stamped individually with a sponge. We have a few different patterns available in our online shop. Which one is your favourite? This is mine:
Take a break and enjoy every sip of your drink in a delightful mug. We also have a great selection of the delicious Skelligs chocolates to pair with your tasty beverage.
We also love these mackerel bowls that are available in two sizes: the Ramekin Fish Bowl and the Small Fish Bowl. They’re handmade and hand painted in Cork by the talented Charlie Mahon.
With the cold weather upon us we’re craving hot drinks and hot meals all the time. Today we want to share a porridge recipe to start your day with a nourishing meal and to keep you warm and cosy.
Macroom oatmeal porridge
40g of Macroom oatmeal
230 ml of water
230 ml of plant milk (such as oat milk)
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cinnamon
A handful of berries
1 tsp honey
In a pot cook the oats with the water, the oat milk, cinnamon and salt. Stir the oats frequently to avoid them sticking to the pot. Add some extra milk if needed.
Cook for about 4 minutes until you get a creamy consistency.
Serve in a bowl and top it with the banana, berries and a drizzle of honey.
Enjoy and stay cosy :)
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