Day Forty Six - When the seagulls follow the trawler ...

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... it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. (Eric Cantona) 😇

A normal start this morning and was in the kitchen for 8 a.m. ... I ended up with a bit too much to do ... as I had my normal dishes and then I decided to make a Focaccia and I had to finish the steak and kidney pie from Tuesday!  😱

The days cooking went ok but I ended up in a bit of a rush for the last hour as the early morning I plodded along at an easy pace! Tomorrow I will need to improve 🤫

The afternoon demo was with Darina today and focused on Burgers and traditional desserts ...

  • Moules Provençale and variations
  • Mussels in the Goan Style
  • Basic beef burgers and variations
  • Beef Burgers
  • Pea Mousse and Radishes
  • Beef Burgers
  • Guacamole
  • French Fried Onions
  • Beef Burgers
  • Ginger Mushrooms
  • Buffalo Chips
  • Cheese burger
  • Pork burger
  • Grilled Pork Burgers, Fennell and Pistachio; 
  • Apple & Plum Sauce;
  • Spiced Lamburgers
  • Banana and Yoghurt Raita
  • Ballymaloe Tomato Relish
  • Homemade Burger Buns
  • Homemade Tomato Ketchup
  • The perfect chip
  • Frites
  • Buffalo Chips
  • Dripping Chips
  • Thrice Cooked Chips
  • Garlic Crisps
  • Green Salad, Roquefort or Cashel Blue Dressing
  • Spiced Pan Roasted Pear Cake
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding;
  • Butterscotch Pudding, Pears and Toffee Sauce;
  • Tuscan Plum or Apricot Tart
  • Roast Onion Halves; Seared Young Onions
  • Roast Onions or Banana Shallots, Labneh and Fresh Herbs

After Demo I had signed up for an extra curricular (paid) ... fishing trip ... a group of ten headed down to Ballycotton Pier at 6 p.m. and met up with Peter ... our local friendly fisherman ...

We head out in his boat around the island and beyond and caught some herring, mackerel and pollock! It was a great way to spend a few hours and everyone really enjoyed it! There was enough fish to feed an army by the end of it! 

Tomorrow ... Friday and I am heading down to West Cork for the weekend! Oh and I’m also on stock duty tomorrow 😢