|Rosie, Rosie and I celebrating at our leaving dinner|
Our leaving party was amazing. I was a little sick so i didn't eat much other than the new seasons olive oil.. maybe I was sick because of that.. I was drinking it like it was water.... so delicious.... we all hit the black bird afterwards and danced the night away... even Rory and Darina made an appearance... it was a great night to cap off an incredible 12 weeks.
I am going to miss Ballymaloe... badly. I'm trying to use my skills so I don't loose them. First thing when I landed in Bermuda was hit the grocery store. I found Chorizo which was a miracle and cream which comes in a tiny carton.. .not like the jugs you find in Ireland. It also cost about twice the price :) TIB (This is Bermuda)
|Penne with Chorizo|
Bermuda was lovely when I first landed... its quite stormy now... like hurricane weather. Its still good to be home though. I'm itching to cook cook cook... I want to get jams and chutneys made and start selling them when i'm back in Belfast. I need a job asap... so i'm constantly online looking for anything and anyone who is hiring..
Okay i'll keep you posted on Christmas dinner.... cross fingers its a success... there really isn't any room for error... the pressure is ON! :-)
For anyone who is considering Ballymaloe... DO IT! Its one of the best things you can ever do. The knowledge and even relationships you make there are life lasting. Its really one of these bucket list deals that is totally totally worth ticking off.
If you need convincing send me an e-mail and i'll be happy to get the ball rolling.
Off to make some flaky pastry.