Monthly Archives: July 2011

good intentions

I fully intend to continue my blog now I’m home but funnily enough I’m not cooking quite so much as I was at Ballymaloe – thankfully I don’t have 70 people coming for lunch every day – it would be … Continue reading

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back home

Well, here I am back at home with my unpacking done and the first half of the laundry taken care of although there is an Everest-sized mountain of ironing lurking behind the utility room door. I did have a moment … Continue reading

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day 83, saturday

Up early (I wasn’t too late back from the pub – oh didn’t I mention that? Oh well, too late) and on with the packing and cleaning of our house – we had to be out by 11am. More students … Continue reading

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day 82, friday

Ah well E-day arrived. I’m not quite sure what to say. Maybe I didn’t work hard enough. Maybe I shouldn’t have had those few glasses of fizz last night. No, that should have been a definitely I shouldn’t. And another … Continue reading

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day 81, thursday

Thursday was the day before the final exam so those of us who had already done our cooking exam were studying or talking about studying. It felt like a long day. We were able to go up to school for … Continue reading

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day 80, wednesday

Today was exam day. My slot was at 8.00 am – just as well I’m a morning person! Three course meal and white yeast bread in three hours (minus the time it took me to make the ice cream yesterday). … Continue reading

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day 79, Tuesday

Today was the last demo of the course with Rory – and of course we weren’t going to have to cook any of it! Whole poached salmon, oeufs a la neige, carpaccio of beef ( no cooking required), quail, oysters … Continue reading

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