Ballymaloe Cookery School Blog Index

Below is the index for all of my posts while I did the 12-week certificate course in Ballymaloe back in 2014, feel free to click through to each day. In November 2020 I transferred my entire website from wordpress.com to WordPress.org, unfortunately, this resulted in the loss of some of my content. Day 0: Leave your…

Ballymaloe Day 82: The final blogpost

Well, it’s over, that’s it, c’est fini. 83 posts altogether including day zero – it’s been a roller coaster of a ride. It’s hard to describe what how I’m feeling about the written exams right now, but the definite overall feeling that’s running through my veins is exhaustion. I barely slept last night and headed…

Ballymaloe Day 81: The studious adventures of Úna-Minh Kavanagh

Time flies when you get towards the end of an adventure. Today I had a glorious lie-in, where my dreams weren’t filled with any sort of worry and my mind was at ease. Despite having a long day of exams ahead of me on Friday, I was mostly calm throughout the morning. Getting some quick…

Ballymaloe Day 80: Channeling my inner Florrie!

To say I’m exhausted is an understatement – I feel like the blood has been drained from my body and I’m left with a hollow shell of a person. Today we had our main practical exam, and waking up after a surprisingly good sleep, I was anxious to actually just get into the kitchen and…

Ballymaloe Day 78: “That absolute slap-across-the-face flavour”

The alarm went off at 7.30am, but I didn’t haul myself out of bed until 8am… After a turbulent night’s sleep, I eventually managed to drag myself out into humanity with my chef whites on and knife bag under my arm. Though shattered, it was actually a lovely morning in the kitchen, with an air…