Tag: Cork

Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks

Ballymaloe Cookery School – 12 Week Certificate Course Advice, Tips & Tricks

It’s been just over a month since I returned from my 12 week stint at Ballymaloe Cookery School. It was an amazing experience but it has proved more difficult than I thought to re-adjust to reality, now that I’m home. This is my 10 step […]

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 3

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 3

“There you are, there’s life in the old dog yet….” – Darina Allen Another week down and another week closer to our 6 week exams. The reality of the ‘Leaf Recognition Test’ is starting to hit home but more about that in another post!   […]

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 2

Ballymaloe Cookery School Week 2

“Don’t you dare use low fat milk or leave out the cream or I’ll appear to you” – Darina Allen I can’t believe I have two weeks completed. They have flown past but it also seems so long ago since we had our first supper together […]

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

On Saturday, after dropping some of our animals to their respective babysitters, Ali and I headed to Cork for the Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine. We were blessed with glorious weather and filled ourselves with great food (and wine for me) all day. […]

Review: Café Mexicana, Cork

Review: Café Mexicana, Cork

Cafe Mexicana Carey’s Lane, Cork City I instantly feel better about life upon entering Cork City. My better half lived there while in college and during my many visits I grew to love the rebel city. We headed down just before Christmas to visit Ali’s […]