Day Sixty One - Knees up !!!


Not much content today unfortunately as when I awoke my right knee was a fair bit bigger than it should have been and as I tried to take a shower it wasn’t supporting me! 😒 (I’ll never learn) 😇

I decided to rest it with a load of ice! so no cooking today and no demo! I’m a little dissapointed as I heard Pam took demo!

The dishes prepared were ... (I have used the standard photos and not my own so ...) 😝

Salad of Hot-Smoked Salmon, Ruby Beetroot, Horseradish Cream, Watercress

Maggie Beer’s Oyster Shooters with Chervil
Gillian Hegarty’s Ravioli with Sage Butter

Madhur Jaffrey’s Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Tomato and Apple Chutney

Ottolenghi’s Roast Chicken with Saffron, Hazelnuts and Honey

Ramatha Fort Smoked Chicken, Pilaff Rice
Grape and Cucumber Raita
Sticky Chicken Wings with Fresh Mint
Fresh Raspberry and Mint Jellies
Bread and Butter Pudding and variations

In the evening I got a little cabin fever so I decided to drive to Midleton to pick up some food and to made a spanakopita. What started off as a cheeky treat for me ended up feeding around 9 of us! Got to love Ballymaloe.


Tomorrow is the Pop up restaurant and we’ll be busy most of the day preparing for it ... looking forward to tasting the food and seeing the Ward ladies (7 + me ...)  ... there should be around 70 guests so ... 10% of Wards ... should be a tame affair 😘😝