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Kale, Beet and Black Rice Salad with Ginger Vinaigrettte

August already. So much has been eaten…maybe it’s time for something uber healthy. I’m still working up at  The Market Restaurant three days a week. When I get home, the guys have gotten pretty good at throwing something on the … Continue reading

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The Kitchen at Camont, France

I have wanted for some time to go to France on some sort of cooking adventure. I wanted an insider’s view, but I don’t speak French. So when I heard about an American woman who has lived in Southwestern France … Continue reading

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Ottolenghi, America’s Test Kitchen and private chef services…

Miso Vegetables and Rice with Black Sesame Dressing
Last night I made this really healthy, beautiful and comforting rice bowl from Yotam Ottenleghi’s most recent cookbook, Plenty More. Are you familiar with his cookbooks? They are truly wonderful. They reflect his … Continue reading

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Apple Fritters and Gooseberries

Dear Friends,
It’s been a while. Frankly, I thought you needed a break, but like lots of other annoying things in life, I’m back. I won’t recap the last six months because it’s early in the day and I don’t want … Continue reading

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Robin’s test kitchen

So, America’s Test Kitchen has been a lot of fun. We are more than half way through the three-month internship and we were just assigned a “muffin project”. This project involves developing a muffin recipe. The first step is … Continue reading

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From Ireland to Boston

Fishing Boats in Dingle
Written earlier this week
My great Irish adventure comes to a close at the end of this week. What an experience it has been! I’ve had a lot of fun, met a of very warm and welcoming folks. … Continue reading

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Monday Cooking Demonstration at Ballymaloe and some warm thoughts for Boston….

Darina Allen- Balllymaloe Cookery School
There was a little hint of Spring today in Shanagarry. In the planters outside the front door at Ballymaloe, there are dafodiles bloomming and other spring bulbs about to bloom. God bless them because as an … Continue reading

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Ballymaloe Cookery School – week three

Today’s demonstration at Ballymaloe was centered around roast beef, and beef and lamb braises. Above is Rory O’Connell who is one of the three celebrity chefs that do the daily cooking demonstrations. As an intern, I am occasionally in the … Continue reading

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Cheese Making at Ballymaloe Cookery School

Last night, I went to cheese making seminar in the dairy. The dairy is in the same building where we milked the cows. There is a cheese making room and a cheese storage room. Everything is immaculately clean and precise.  … Continue reading

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Ballymaloe Cooking School: The Middleton Farmer’s Market

My first week at Ballymaloe Cooking School has flown by. There is lots to do and lots to learn. The staff here has been incredibly welcoming; I feel very lucky to be here. So far I have not taken any … Continue reading

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