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Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category


Currying Favor

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Another Rachel demo was on delicious Thai curries. Rachel said that red curries traditionally have dried red chilies in them…


Our Ballymaloe Teachers

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

It’s high time I mentioned that we have a third teacher in the mix these days. Yes, in addition to…


Looking for a Sign?

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

I know you’re all more interested in food, but I took a few photos of signs around town, so here…


Iodine, anyone?

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Recently we have been making a number of seafood platters. Rory was thrilled by the fresh sea urchins brought over…


Rooted

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I’m taking suggestions on what to do with my recent haul of…. well, let me give you the plant first……


A Fool for Fool

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Another lovely memory of recent weeks was making shortbread cookies (or as they say here, biscuits). It’s a super-simple recipe…


Letter to My Mother

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Dear Mother,
I just wanted to let you know, I can now make your favorite tea time treat:

SCONES!!!
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Transformation by Tagliatelle

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I have not had a great cooking week. No disasters, but a lot of not-quite-right results. So, instead of posting…


Just Desserts

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Lately, I’ve been making more desserts. This is my carrot cake, moist because I smothered it in a glaze when…


Visiting the Ballymaloe House Kitchen

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Last night, I got some “work experience” at Ballymaloe House. Students at the cookery school have the opportunity to help…