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Marty in the Morning

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Marty in the Morning Friday 7 June 2013

A fantastic competition this week

The five-star Sheen Falls Lodge, located on the outskirts of Kenmare, Co. Kerry, is running a very special ‘Classical Music Weekend’ on November 4th & 5th with renowned opera singer and Ireland’s ‘Bella Voce’ Amanda Neri. This is the ultimate luxury getaway for music lovers and those in search of some pre-Christmas relaxation. Limited places are still available for this stay and you can visit for more information.

The prize we have for you is  a 2 night B&B stay for 2 people sharing on November 4th & 5th. This includes a pre-dinner recital on Friday 4th, live jazz afternoon tea on Saturday 5th and an Italian-inspired wine tasting dinner with opera on Saturday 5th.

What County is Sheen Falls Lodge located in?

Text: 51554  or email:


Listen back here to excerpts from the wonderful broadcasts from Naples & Pompeii,in association with The Travel department.

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Join the dawn chorus with Marty for your Summer morning wake-up call with music, travel updates, competitions and news and weather.

Neven's Recepies - Dressings



Makes about 100ml (3 1/2fl oz)

1 tsp finely grated root ginger

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp dark soy sauce

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp toasted sesame oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the ginger in a small bowl with the white wine vinegar and soy sauce. Stir until well combined, then slowly whisk in the vegetable and sesame oils to emulsify and thicken. Season to taste and store covered with clingfilm in the fridge until needed. Use as required.


This will keep happily for up to 1 week in the fridge.


Makes about 250ml (9fl oz)

1 large bunch of fresh basil leaves (at least 50g (2oz))

2 garlic cloves, peeled

25g (1oz) toasted pine nuts

175ml (6fl oz) olive or rapeseed oil

50g (2oz) freshly grated Parmesan

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place the basil in a food processor with the garlic, pine nuts and a quarter of the oil. Blend to a paste, then slowly add the remaining oil through the feeder tube. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the Parmesan, then season to taste. Cover with clingfilm and chill until needed.


This will keep happily in the fridge for up to 1 week – just top it up with a little extra olive oil to keep it tasting lovely and fresh. It can also be frozen.

Alternative potato accompaniments


This has to be one of my favourite accompaniments at the restaurant, where I often serve it with duck or lamb. I normally use a 5cm (2in) straight-sided cooking ring as a cutter, which creates perfect little sweet potato towers every time!

Makes 4

2 sweet potatoes, each at least 8cm (3in) long and 4cm (1 1/2in) across

25g (1oz) butter

1 tsp sunflower oil

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

300ml (1/2 pint) chicken stock

2 fresh thyme sprigs

Peel the sweet potatoes and trim down until they are 8cm (3in) long so you are left with cylindrical sections. Place these on your chopping board and cut each one into 2cm (3/4in) slices, then use a straight-sided cutter to stamp out 8 x 4cm (1 1/2in) rounds.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the butter and oil. Add the sweet potato discs and cook for 2–3 minutes on each side, until golden. Season to taste and pour in enough stock to come three-quarters of the way up the sweet potatoes.

Add the thyme sprigs to the fondants, then increase the heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 10–12 minutes without moving the potatoes, until all of the stock mixture has gone and the potatoes are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. Turn the discs over carefully with a spatula. You will notice that the bottoms have started to brown and caramelise. Cook for 3–4 minutes, until browned and completely tender.


Make the sweet potato fondants up to 2 days in advance and keep covered in the fridge until needed. Reheat on a baking sheet at 180°C (350°F/gas mark 4) for 10 minutes. They also keep well in a cool oven.

Food with Neven Maguire.

You can find all of Neven Maguires delicious recipes from the Marty in the Morning Friday programmes going back over the months, by clicking here.

The Joy of Movement with Voltarol.
For the next two months on Marty in the Morning we are celebrating the Joy of movement.

We’ll have great gardening suggestions, tips and advice to help get you moving.
Gardening tips from listeners... winners of Spa Vouchers.

Monday 3rd October 
Ellen Delaney. Fornaught. Donoughmore. Cork
Marty. My gardening tip is to collect as many seeds as possible from your garden or others, ready for 
spring sowing. And marty the Magnificent Seven is the soundtrack to my youth in one channel land. Fabulous . 

Tuesday 4th October
Patrick Hagin-Meade,  Ballinteer, Dublin 16
Good morning Marty . 
My tip is get someone in to do the gardening and go for a good long walk.!


Wednesday 5th October
Eileen Murray. Main St. Baltinglass. Co. Wicklow.
Marty. Always use the water that you have boiled eggs in to water your house plants. They'll do exceptionally well. Try it. 

Thursday 6th October
Helen McMahon 
if you have a flowering dogwood shrub or shrubs (cornus) don't be tempted to prune. just now. leave them flourish and enjoy the light coloured floaty leaves adding colour and light to 
the garden...closer to December prune hard cutting long lengths of the vivid red branches..these branches are bendy and flexible (like your joints after using voltorol!) perfect for weaving into a 
circular shape..weaving the lengths into a plaited wreath add other bits painted pine cones ribbon ivy holly etc makes a perfect seasonal decoration or gift! will dry out but can be used for years.

Friday 7th October
Libby Ireton, Castletroy, Limerick
Marty. My gardening tip is to gather up all those fallen leaves into a black bag {or two} Sprinkle on some water, and tie it securely. Put it in a corner out of sight, and every few weeks shake the bags and turn over. This time next year open the bags and spread the Leaf mould compost on your garden! 


Click here for tips with General tasks and garden maintenance & 
Winners of Spa Vouchers for the Voltarol Favourite walks promotion with Marty in October.

Click here for 10 Tips for Fitness Walking & Winners of Spa Vouchers for the Voltarol Favourite walks promotion with Marty in September.

Music Played on the Show


Title: War Horse - Dartmoor - Opening Music

Performer(s): Williams, John

Duration: 3:51


Title: Deer Hunter Cavatina

Performer(s): John Williams

Duration: 3:45


Title: Danny Boy

Performer(s): Trad/ Weatherly, Fred

Duration: 3:38


Title: This Guy's In Love With You

Performer(s): Bacharach, Burt/David, Hal

Duration: 4:16


Title: Tango No.2 Opus 165

Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac

Duration: 2:31


Title: Tabhair Dom Do Laimh

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 4:05


Title: In The Garden

Performer(s): Morrison, Van

Duration: 6:00


Title: Concerto For Mandoline, Strings And Harpischord (3rd Movement)

Performer(s): Vivaldi, Antonio

Duration: 2:11


Title: Born Free

Performer(s): Barry, John/Black, Don

Duration: 3:02


Title: Born Free

Performer(s): Barry, John

Duration: 3:04


Title: Thunder And Lightning Polka

Performer(s): Strauss, Johann Ii

Duration: 3:21


Title: Fly Me To The Moon

Performer(s): Howard, Bart

Duration: 2:46


Title: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Composer: Mascagni, Pietro

Performer(s): Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Album: Not Available (recordno: Cmfmcd30) Classic Fm Cmfmcd30

Duration: 3:40


Title: On An Evening In Roma

Performer(s): Taccani/Bertini/Fredrics

Duration: 2:41


Title: Rosemary And Thyme - Caprice For Gtr And Orch

Performer(s): Gunning, Christopher

Duration: 4:19


Title: Thunderball - Thunderball

Performer(s): Barry, John/Black, Don

Duration: 3:18



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Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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