As published by CareerShifters.org; "Stuck in a cycle of frustration and inertia, Catherine Allen decided to make a leap. Now, through a mix of practical experiments and new connections, she's immersed herself in an industry she loves. This is her story."
How we chose our Wedding Menu – with tips for planning yours
A guide to choosing your wedding menu, from the tasting to the cake, with lots of tips included to make sure your day is a seamlessly delicious success. As featured in TheTaste.ie.
Are You Litfest Ready?
The Ballymaloe Litfest is a festival not to be missed by food lovers. (I cannot believe I scheduled my wedding for the same weekend!) If you are one of the lucky one's who didn't double book, take some of my top tips from this post. And enjoy!
The Last Supper – Spiced Poached Pears
A winter warming dessert of Spiced Poached Pears, dipped in Dark Chocolate Sauce.
My personal summary of the Ballymaloe experience.
You had me at the Chocolate Christmas Tree
With only a handful of days left I know there won't be a dry eye in the house and it will be me handing out the Kleenex. Not because I won't be sad but because my tears have been shed. Oh yes, two weeks prematurely too. Flashback to last Wednesday week. I am sitting in … Continue reading You had me at the Chocolate Christmas Tree
I heart chicken stock
How to make the perfect chicken stock which will form the basis of all your soups, casseroles and sauces. Get this right and you are onto a winner.
The Picture Blog
Here are a few snaps to give a flavour of the last few weeks....
Market Stalls and Growing Orchards
When I stretch over and hit the snooze button on Friday morning for a split second I think, almost habitually, thank God it's Friday, but then I remember this is the end of week 7 and before I know it I am out on the beach making the most of the bright morning, since the clocks went back … Continue reading Market Stalls and Growing Orchards
Happy Friday from Shanagarry
And so we are half way there, 6 fabulous weeks in, and to date, 0 blog posts written. Saluting all those previous Ballymaloe multi-tasking Kings and Queens in finding the time to document their days and weeks spent in this little haven, the ones I pored over for the last 3 or 4 years, I … Continue reading Happy Friday from Shanagarry