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Make Valentine’s a flavoursome delight!

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 4:58pm

Happy Valentine’s Day my darlings.

In case you haven’t booked any fancy restaurant yet or pre-ordered your deluxe flower bouquet, chances are that you will end up with a takeaway pizza and a bunch of flowers from the petrol station. But as they say; it’s the thought that counts.

Instead of an expensive bouquet of flowers, that might only last one or two days, why not buy a few herb pots and plant them in a decorative pot for the kitchen sill?

Or why not don an apron and get yourself to the stove to cook up a romantic meal for your loved one? It doesn’t have to be haute cuisine but just a simple dish with good ingredients.

Bradley’s Off-License is offering a special barrel matured beer exclusively to Bradley’s by the White Stag Brewery and the way Bradley’s owner Michael Creedon described the beer, it is a must for beer lovers.

According to him, this beer is best enjoyed with tapas style dishes. And what is better than to nibble away on some tasty food, drinking an interesting beer while gazing into each other’s eyes?

If cooking is too much of an ask, have a look at the English Market where you can buy tasty food from the different stalls. Lovely olives, delicious cheeses, chocolates – no excuse anymore. So stop over on the way home from work and make this Valentine’s the best ever!

On another note, this Saturday is the last of the Masterchef Kid’s Camp at the Wooden Spoons Cookery School in Blarney and I have to say, I am going to miss the little masterchefs.

They have been amazing although they didn’t try everything – the vegetarian burgers at last week’s class were a no-go for most of them.

We were trying to change their perception on what can be made but that proved harder than I thought.

There is a lovely little girl called Roisin in the class and she is such a trooper, trying everything. She is only six or seven years old but so interested in cooking and baking that it is a joy to watch her.

Anyway, this week we will be covering desserts and when we asked what they would like to learn – chocolate brownies came up tops.

So I might add a little twist for them. I love coming up with new recipes and passing them on to the kids. It is not just the cooking but also all the tips and tricks that go along with cooking. We had some hilarious moments when I explained what veal is – we had a few shocked faces in the audience.

Coming up during mid-term, we will have the Blarney Bake-Off as well as some adult classes like the Fish Masterclass with fishmonger Tom Dennehy from Blackpool – a second-generation family business. Check out our event page on Facebook for updates on upcoming classes.

 

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