Apron Anecdotes

Shopping Thoughtfully

Shopping Thoughtfully

This blog has been on my mind for several weeks now, and I am finally sitting down to write it. My sister in law, Mirela called me and said she had a great idea for a blog post, to talk about shopping thoughtfully and why I shop the way I do. At first I didn’t quite...

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Sourdough

Sourdough

There are a lot of food related things that I could say, “is there anything better than…?” and I’m sure I’ve said it numerous times on my blog. But, is there anything better than a slice of still warm, homemade sourdough...

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The Ruby Apron, England & Ireland

The Ruby Apron, England & Ireland

I am just back from a wonderful trip to England and Ireland. Two countries most people feel wouldn’t be inspiring in the food world, but I am totally inspired and cannot wait to get back into the kitchen properly this week to recipe test for my classes. I will start...

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Canning Season

Canning Season

This is my second year of trying to preserve the tasty fruit and veg that we have such an abundance of at this time of year. It’s the kind of thing, you do a little bit, and you are addicted and you want to continue… What else can I preserve, and how else can I...

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An Update & A Rant

An Update & A Rant

In Ireland I had so much to write about everyday, now that I’m home, my life seems same old same old, so it’s hard to keep up on the blog! But, thought I would write a little update about what’s been going on, and a little rant about chicken stock, and the price of...

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Post Ballymaloe

Post Ballymaloe

Life after Ballymaloe – it might sound weird, most people that have done the course will get what it’s like and be able to relate to the fact that it’s hard to adjust back to reality after being at Ballymaloe. Twelve weeks really isn’t that long, but twelve weeks can...

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To Softly Whipped Cream

To Softly Whipped Cream

And that’s a wrap, my adventure is officially over, or at least this bit. I suppose I shouldn’t look at it as an adventure coming to an end, but more what’s to come moving forward. I was still full of mixed emotions as I left Ireland Saturday afternoon . We took off...

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Pop – There Goes The Bubble

Pop – There Goes The Bubble

I may have swollen eyes from all the tears, I may still be on the verge of tears, I may feel like I smoked about 45 cigarettes last night (don’t quite know why!), and I may have a slight ache in the old head this morning… But it was all worth it. What a send off from...

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It’s All Coming to An End

It’s All Coming to An End

Had a busy day today, and I am ready for bed! I finished my index for my recipes, packed, did some washing, revised, took my notes over to the school so they could be checked, and cleaned the house with the girls. My Ballymaloe bedroom is all tidy, there are three...

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The Bubble is About to Pop

The Bubble is About to Pop

This will be another short blog, just tucked into bed after a long day. I was up early, and finished my filing, read over my order of work and headed into the kitchen for my practical exam. It went so well, even the bread I was slightly dreading turned out well! We...

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