Category Archives: Ballymaloe Cookery School

sweet geranium

When I was at Ballymaloe we made lots of things using the leaves from the sweet geranium plant (pelargonium graveolens). The leaves are not eaten but used to flavour different dishes – cakes, jams, jellies, etc. There was a plant … Continue reading

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Meat Free Monday – autumn, week 01

Oh gosh, I’m late again! I’m so sorry but I was away – again! But I was a little ahead of myself and had meat free Saturday! I know, not quite the same, but it worked for me. I only … Continue reading

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butter balls

It feels like a long time since the moules frites but after the rewiring there was some redecoration to be done and everything had to be put back in its rightful place. Then Ross came home from university with lots … Continue reading

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transported back to Ballymaloe . . .

. . . but only in my mind! Yesterday I made the ragu sauce we made (or rather I watched being made) at Ballymaloe. Darina uses Marcella Hazan’s recipe from her Classic Italian Cookbook (which only seems to be available … Continue reading

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girls’ night in

I was invited to my friend Sarah’s house on Saturday for a girls’ night to catch up on what everyone’s been doing over the summer. When I asked if could bring anything the reply was ‘something to nibble with our … Continue reading

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hot off the press

Well, it finally arrived – the day the big brown envelope from Ballymaloe (containing exam results) dropped through my letterbox. Actually, I was going out and met the postman so it went straight into my grubby little paws. I have … Continue reading

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fresh yeast

I was just making a loaf of bread (quicker than going to the supermarket to buy some) and thought it might be useful to let you know where to get fresh yeast. I buy mine – via mail order – … Continue reading

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