Wishing for a bit of the old sod here on our shores? Thanks to Killofin Home you can have it (literally), as the company is in the business of importing peat from the bogs of County Tipperary. Once forested with oak, pine, and birch, Ireland was denuded of timber trees — used for building and firewood — by medieval times. Always resourceful, the Irish found a new source of fuel in the peat bog, excavating the combustible material and drying it to create burnable turf. It’s still widely used in the country today. According to the folks at Killofin Home, “It can be best compared to mesquite or hickory, yet offers much more purpose and ambiance including adding a smoky flavor for food.” Killofin Home Irish peat is sold at Cost Plus World Market and Whole Foods. To order online, visit killofinhome.com.


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