Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ballymaloe Day 3

Started the day off having coffee with Darina. She's a lovely lady. I really admire her for her dedication to slow food cooking, teaching people the benefits of healthy eatting. Turns out she's a very good friend of Alice Waters. We talked about my mom. She has fond memories of her and when she described how she had remembered mom, it was heart warming. I've been invited to dine with her family Sunday evening at Ballymaloe House. I look forward to this and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share a meal with such a wonderful family.

Made the salad today with a woman named Tina. Of course we just had to talk about our name, but we did end up making a really great salad. Went on to make the fruit salad with Olivia, peeling close to 100 grapes, if not more. Apparently peeled grapes are much more flavorful. I love the attention to detail and the peeling of that many grapes was a very Zen moment. ha!

Featured are some photos from lunch; the green salad, fruit salad and the Apple Crumble my friend Corrine made. Also featured are her two adorable daughters, Dominique and Michaela. The rest of the photos are from around the herb garden and a particular sign in the demonstration kitchen, that I just love.

Another day of organized slow cooking at a very intense speed.
Lunch Menu:
Fruit Salad (peeled grapes, cantaloupe, honey dew, watermelon with orange and lemon juice and mint leaves
Glazed carrots
Tomato and Chili Fondue with Fresh Corriander*
Orzo with Fresh Herbs
Chicken Breast with Mushrooms and Rosemary.
Apple Crumble*

Stay tuned for Day 4!

1 comment:

  1. I just bought a little pot of fresh basil today. Then saw the tomato basil salad here. That's part of dinner for tonight!
    Keep it up!
    Love, Ginny

    ps. I agree with Jules: terrific camera! (but it takes an artist to "see" the photograph and photographic possibilities. You've NAILED every image!