Sweating….

“Don’t sweat the small stuff”….. Right?   You probably have heard this a few times or a thousand times in your life! So why sweat the onion?  ….. and other vegetables? Flavor! Sweating takes on a whole new life here at the Ballymaloe Cookery School.   Sweating an onion is even considered one of the…

The Great Irish Breakfast

  This is a very traditional Irish Breakfast First start with Rashers and fry for the best flavor.  Buy fat bacon and remove the rind.  It helps to put a few slits in the side of the rasher so that it lays flat while cooking.  Have a pan quite hot and add a time dash…

Beauty is Everywhere….Week Three

It is a calm walk to class everyday and I pray for my family and friends as I walk to the school. Then it is totally wild in the kitchen with lots of smiles as we begin the morning, lines forming as we wait to weigh our ingredients,  pans moving to the hob, instructors giving…

A Jointed Chicken and Fresh Raw Milk….

This just happens to be the end of my THIRD week here at The Ballymaloe Cookery School.  Trying to stay with my plan to write every week has failed, however it is possible that I will catch up soon and be current.  So decided to just go ahead and share just a little about week…

FIRST THINGS FIRST…VISIT THE ORGANIC GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE….

WEEK ONE…DAY ONE OF THE 12 WEEK CERTIFICATE CLASS AND COMPOSTING IS WHERE IT ALL BEGINS FOR GOOD FOOD… There is one common thread to life here and it starts with this quote, “Remember this is where it all starts, in the good earth, and if you don’t have clean fertile soil you wont have…