Month: February 2016

The Café at Stephen Pearce Pottery, Shanagarry, Co. Cork

The Café at Stephen Pearce Pottery, Shanagarry, Co. Cork

Last weekend Ali and my Mam came to visit me at Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was their first time to visit me here at the school since I started studying in January. Ali had been to the school once before (we came to see JP […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 7

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 7

“Don’t use boards……you can’t put them in the dishwasher…..” – Blathnaid Bergin It was such a good feeling walking back into the Cookery School on Monday morning, Mid-Term exams behind us and a weight off our shoulders – for the moment at least. I got […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 6

Ballymaloe Cookery School – Week 6

“We’re not going to let you make a total mess of what you’re doing, we’ll leave that to the final exam” – Rachel Allen The halfway point. Week 6 at Ballymaloe has just finished, bringing with it our first round of exams. A herb and salad […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 5

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 5

“We really are tapping into ancient wisdom” – Darina Allen Five weeks down, one week to our mid-term exams and just seven weeks until my time at Ballymaloe is over. Week 5 started off in an interesting fashion – I was clumsy, much more so […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 4

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 4

“All you have to do when you leave here is keep the faith” – Darina Allen Four weeks complete, a third of the way through this wonderful course. Time is flying, I can’t believe how much we’re learning each day. But the real world is […]