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Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category


The Whey Way

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Maybe this is a stretch, but to me the day was about food cycles. For instance, during the cheese lecture,…


X Marks the Salt

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Today’s morning lecture (on Wednesdays we don’t cook … a much needed break) was on making your own yogurt, cheese,…


To the Attic?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Okay, I am attempting to jot a few words down while my housemates are running around chatting, cooking, and deciding…


Ode to Rory

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Here is the first of what will probably be many odes to Rory O’ Connell, one of our cooking demonstration…


Lunch, briefly.

Monday, September 27th, 2010

One more note on my day of foraging: lunch. We were treated to a quick and easy lunch of pizza…


Seaweed pudding?!

Sunday, September 26th, 2010


Probably the most exciting part of the foraging course was visiting the seaside at Ballyandreen. Here we foraged for mussels,…


Wild Greens

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Of course, foraging involves identifying a lot of greens. Looking down at the bit of weed sprouting up by your…


That food is so … wild

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

What a treat to take a foraging course with Darina Allen. A group of us tried to keep up with…


Demo Room & Duties

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Okay, I’m slowly easing into explaining the cooking that goes on here. We have a demo room where we take…


What We’re Eating

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Well, by now you may be wondering about the lack of food or cooking photos. Truth is cooking is well…