Day Forty Seven - Sticky ... Toffee... 🤫


A different start to this morning (8 a.m.) as I was on stock duty ... this basically does what it says on the tin ... it's making large quantities of stock that can be used fresh or frozen for recipes of the day or upcoming ... my task ... to go at the chicken carcasses from yesterday with a massive cleaver ... it became obvious very quickly that I could never be a serial killer ... 😂😱😇

I got into the kitchen to start my day (after stock duty) at 9 a.m. and even though I felt wrecked I enjoyed the morning ... I made Mussels ... Goan style and Butterscotch pudding ... I also made up a cheeky little coriander chutney (a little different to how I normally make it). For the first time in a bit I was really happy with what I put out ...😀

After a "light" lunch I went back to the cottage for the usual shower and ended up falling asleep ... 😱😴

Note ; I read about the tragic news of Anthony Bourdain over lunch ... it's truly dejecting when someone decides to end their life, especially someone you always considered to be a shining light and going against the grain ... one of my favourite cookbooks was his "les halles" and I recommend it to anyone look for tasty brasserie style French food ... but it just goes to show that all is not always what it seems ... that black dog can take over ... Remember ... a problem shared ... talk to someone don't suffer alone (the voice of experience) !!! 😢

Afternoon demo I didn't attend as I needed some rest but it was given by Rachel ...

  • Chargrilled Peas
  • Crab, Asparagus, Thai Mayonnaise on Grilled Sour Dough
  • Crab Toast, Aioli;
  • Ballycotton Crab Crumble
  • Bruschetta, Parma Ham, Goat’s Cheese VC Onion Marmalade
  • Goat’s Cheese and Rocket Bruschetta
  • Tomato and Chilli Jam
  • Roast Duck, Sage and Onion Stuffing
  • Green Gooseberry Sauce Roast Duck, Beetroot
  • Crispy Roast Duck with Traditional Potato Stuffing
  • Bramley Apple Sauce or Rhubarb Sauce
  • Zucchini Trifolati – Zucchini Blossoms
  • Red Cabbage; 
  • Broad Beans; 
  • Julia’s Roast Potatoes
  • Green Salad, Verjuice Dressing
  • Besançon Apple Tart
  • Besançon Gooseberry Tart
  • Caramelized Apple Tart (Tarte Fine aux Pommes) 
  • Elderflower and Green Gooseberry Jam

Late evening (when I woke up)  a few of the guys were eating dinner in the garden so I joined them for a relaxing salad and a couple of glasses of vino! 

I decided not to go to West Cork with the others (6 or 7 other students) as I felt I needed to chill out and relax for a bit ... it means a short blog for the next few days 😊

Week Seven ... done!