In the meantime, here are a few pictures of where I've been working for the past five weeks (hence the lack of blog posts!) - it's truly a magical place. Situated just a half mile from the sea near the little town of Shanagarry, Ballymaloe is a hidden gem which I am delighted to call home for the next few months. In between limited breaks in the kitchen, I hope to share some of the wonderful experiences and recipes I've learned so that you all can experience a little piece of this amazing Irish oasis...
Ballymaloe Cookery School - my new home!
Entrance to the vegetable garden
Magnificent hedges leading to the gardens - the oldest in Ireland!
Darina's amazing garden
A peek through to the little folly...
...with a little surprise inside...
...it's completely encrusted in seashells!
The most incredible little structure - even the "shell-delier" (chandelier) is made of shells!
Ballymaloe pigs! The school also has its own hens, a small dairy,
and over an acre of glass greenhouses - truly a sight to be seen!
Pond with geese, ducks and swans near the gardens
One of the little cottages for students (love the doves every morning!)
...to be continued! xx