Marty in the Morning

Marty in the Morning

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Marty in the Morning Friday 28 February 2014

The Joy of Movement with Voltarol.

We are continuing our Joy of Movement theme and competition this week with 
the emphasis on Coastal walks. Just tune into Marty in the Morning all this week between 0700 and 1000 for your chance to win some very comforting spa vouchers...

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

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Marty and Ennio Morricone

Marty and Ennio Morricone

Neven's recepies - Pancakes - Various

Neven's recepies - Pancakes - Various


Bannana and Butterscotch and Warm Potato Pancake with Mushrooms and Crème Fraîche



Serves 4

100g (4oz) plain flour

pinch of salt

1 egg

300ml (½ pint) milk

25g (1oz) butter, melted

sunflower oil, for cooking

3 bananas

1 lemon, halved and pips removed

50g (2oz) toasted hazelnuts (optional)


150g (5oz) caster sugar

120ml (4fl oz) cream

40g (1 ½oz) butter

¼ vanilla pod, seeds only

crème fraîche, to serve


To make the butterscotch sauce, place the sugar in a heavy-based saucepan with 150ml (¼ pint) of water. Bring to the boil and cook for approximately 15 minutes, until golden brown. Stir in the cream, butter and vanilla seeds and mix well to combine. Stir over a low heat to a thick consistency and keep warm. Sift the fl our and salt together. Beat the egg into the milk and whisk into the fl our. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Add the melted butter. Warm the pancake pan and add enough oil to cover the base. Tip some batter into the pan and tilt the pan so that the mixture covers the base in a thin layer. Cook for 15-20 seconds, until golden brown. Flip over and cook the other side. Keep warm. Peel the bananas and then cut into thick slices. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Put a pancake on a plate and drizzle over some butterscotch sauce. Arrange the bananas on top, drizzle some more butterscotch sauce over it and sprinkle with some toasted nuts, if desired. Fold the pancake in half. Serve with a dollop of cream or scoop of ice cream.


Warm Potato Pancake with Mushrooms and Crème Fraîche


Ingredients (Serves 4)

For the potato pancakes:

• 2 eggs

• 125g (4½oz) self-raising flour

• 75g (3oz) cooked mashed potato(leftovers are fine)

• 225ml (8floz) milk

• 2 tbsp chopped fresh mixed herbs (such as parsley and chives)

• 2 spring onions finely chopped

• sunflower oil, for frying

Mushroom and Leek Topping:

• 50g (2oz) butter

• 100g (4oz) mixed mushrooms, sliced (such as chestnut, shiitake and button)

• 2 baby leeks, trimmed and thinly sliced

• 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced

• Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

• creme fraîche, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF), Gas mark 4 and put in a large non-stick baking sheet to heat up. To make the pancakes, sieve the flour and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Make

a well in the centre and break the eggs into it. Gradually pour in the milk, beating continuously. Add the cooked mashed potato with the herbs. Season to taste and mix well to form a smooth batter similar in consistency to single cream. Heat a thin film of the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan. Ladle in a quarter of the potato pancake batter and cook over a medium heat for about 1-2 minutes on each side, then using a fish slice transfer to the baking sheet and cook for another 6-8 minutes until risen and set while you cook the remainder. Keep warm. Meanwhile, make the mushroom and leek topping, add the butter to the pan that you’ve cooked the potato pancakes in and then tip in the mushrooms, leeks and spring onions. Sauté over a low heat for 5 minutes until just tender and cooked through, then season to taste. Spoon the mushroom mixture into the centre of warmed serving plates. Place a pancake on each warmed serving plate and spoon over the mushroom mixture. Add a spoonful of crème fraîche to each one to serve.




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.

Below are some 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 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: Harp Concerto Op4 No.6 (1st Movement) Andante

Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric

Duration: 4:06


Title: Caro Mio Ben

Performer(s): Giordani, Guiseppe

Duration: 3:19


Title: You Don't Know Me

Performer(s): Arnold, Eddy/Walker, Cindy

Duration: 3:30


Title: Finnegan's Wake

Performer(s): Potter, Archibald James

Duration: 3:04


Title: Elegie

Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic

Duration: 2:24


Title: Two Sleepy People

Performer(s): Carmichael, Hoagy/Loesser, Frank

Duration: 4:43


Title: Muse

Performer(s): Oldfield, Mike

Duration: 2:27


Title: Witchcraft

Performer(s): Coleman, Cy/Leigh, Carolyn

Duration: 3:29


Title: Andalucia, From Spanish Dances

Performer(s): Granados, Enrique

Duration: 4:33


Title: Ghost On The Canvas

Composer: Westerberg

Performer(s): Glen Campbell

Album: Ghost On the Canvas Surfdog Records 233444

Duration: 4:27


Title: The Derry Air

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 3:46


Title: Concierto De Aranjuez (3rd Movement) Allegro Gentile

Performer(s): Rodrigo, Joaquin

Duration: 5:44


Title: Moonlight Serenade

Performer(s): Parish, Mitchell/Miller, Glenn

Duration: 3:39


Title: If You Could Read My Mind

Performer(s): Lightfoot, Gordon

Duration: 3:59


Title: On An Evening In Roma

Performer(s): Taccani/Bertini/Fredrics

Duration: 2:41


Title: Cinema Paradiso

Performer(s): Morricone, Ennio

Duration: 6:07


Title: The Long And Winding Road

Performer(s): Lennon/Mccartney

Duration: 4:19


Title: Island In The Sun

Performer(s): Belafonte, Harry/ Burgie, Irving

Duration: 3:03


Title: Straight Down The Middle

Performer(s): Cahn, Sammy/Van Heusen, Jimmy

Duration: 3:20


Title: Romance From The Gadfly

Performer(s): Shostakovich, Dmitri

Duration: 3:59


Title: Hora Staccato

Performer(s): Dinicu, Grigoras

Duration: 2:22


Title: The Voyage

Performer(s): Duhan, Johnny

Duration: 4:01


Title: For Eternity

Performer(s): Babic / Coelho

Duration: 3:25


Title: Les Filles De Cadix

Performer(s): Delibes, Leo

Duration: 3:30


Title: Un Bel Di Vedremo

Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo

Duration: 5:14



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Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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