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Come Dine with Me week 3

Well, I was blown away this week by the standards achieved by the week 3 contestants. I knew it would be good when I saw the names of some regular cookery school participants and 2 sixth years, and I wasn’t disappointed. Well done to Alia & Lauren and Lena and Rhianna who were joint winners. Among the highlights of the week were a Thai Red Chicken Curry, home made garlic yeast bread, and the star for me was a baked vanilla cheese cake with handmade dark chocolate truffles. Well done to all involved.










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Mind maps

Thank you to Emma Kirwan, Alma Healy and Ciara O’ Meara for allowing me to publish these excellent mind maps on Protein and Freezing- commercial and home freezing.




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Food Poisoning


Food Poisoning Notes 6th years
Food Poisoning Notes

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Come Dine with Me

Come Dine With Me (lunch time) started in Manor House before mid term and was hugely successful, setting the bar very high for the rest of the year.

The week 1 winners, Sophie and Kenzie, 2nd year, stole the show with their Chicken Goujon Wraps and Chocolate Brownies with Chocolate Chips.
Week 2 didn’t disappoint either, with an array of impressive deserts, most spectacularly sticky chocolate brownies served in handmade chocolate bowls. Keep an eye out for more winners, menus and photos throughout the year.



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Culinary Skills Trip to Italy

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I had the great pleasure of supervising a wonderful group of 2nd and 3rd years on their Culinary Skills Tour to Sorrento, Italy. The trip was amazing as you can see from the photos. We did so much in four days, including visiting Rome, Pompeii and numerous food producers ( my favourite was probably the Mozzarella farm, the girls’ favourite was definitely making ice cream). The highlight for me was the cookery school, which we attended every night, where we made and ate authentic Italian food with the beautiful Lucia and her family. A huge thank you to Ms. Crowley, for all her hard work organising the tour and also to Stephen from Saffron travel who made everything happen so seamlessly (more photos and links to follow). 20131103-172626.jpg

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