Week 2 Begins

Week 2 Begins

Haven't posted since last week and already have so many photos and updates I'm not sure where to start.  Last Thursday was our lecture day, so no cooking.  We started our wine course with Colm Mc Can, Head Sommelier at Ballymaloe House and Wine Lecturer at the school.  He tested our taste buds by starting us with a chardonnay, then told us it was non-alcoholic, I didn't taste the difference!  We moved on to a Chablis, and another Chardonnay, all from France.  

Friday, we were back in the kitchen and was a little calmer than Thursday, all went according to plan anyway.  On Friday night most of the school went to the Blackbird in Ballycotton to let off steam after the week.    Here are some photo's from the last week and weekend.

Wines tasted

Cheese board at lunch

Strawberries with Lemon Basil

Rustic Tart with Apple and Summer Berries

Gruyere and Dill Tart, lunch on Monday

A dog, roaming


Loganberry Jam, Rustic Tart and French Beans

Gubbeen ChorizoCashel Blue Cheese and Cherries on Saturday Night

Monday's cooking, Tomato and Mint Soup, Petits Fours - Chocolate Mint Leaves and Strawberries with Lemon Basil

Typical evening's admin. Order of work + recipe filing

Duck has been on the menu around a lot of the cottages this week as Darina handed them out to be plucked and cooked

On the wall in the demo room, a map made out of palettes by

This Is What We Do

Joe and his bird

The Cookery School

Teacher's books 

Down the local with Una for the match on Sunday

Pints on Sunday

Ballycotton Harbour

Shanagarry Strand, Sunday Morning

The Nitty Gritty

The Nitty Gritty

Ballymaloe Day 3

Ballymaloe Day 3