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Elderflower Lemonade

  • 3 lemons
  • 225ml (8fl oz) elderflower syrup (see recipe)
  • 750ml (1 1/4 pints) water
  • ice
  • elderflower heads
 
Juice the lemons.  Add the syrup and water.  Mix and taste.  Add ice and elderflowers to garnish.
 

Elderflower Syrup

 
Makes 400ml (14fl oz)
 
  • 225g (8oz) sugar
  • 300ml (10fl oz) water
  • 20 elderflower heads
 

Tableland exhibition

Tableland and exhibition of paintings by Nicky Kruseman and Jacqueline O'Driscoll
 
In the Carrigann Room, The Grainstore at Ballymaloe House, Co.Cork. 
 
15 May to 17 May. 
 
The Exhibition will be opened by Rory O'Connell on Wednesday 13 May at 6pm - 8om. 
 

"The Ultimate Foodie Fest" - Food & Wine Magazine

Food & Wine magazine describe The Kerrygold Ballymaloe Food & Wine festival as The Ultimate Foodie Fest in their May 2015 issue.  
 
An article packed with a tempting taste of what is to be expected this year. Food & Wine editor Miriam Atkins and Christine Muhlke, Executive Editor of Bon Appetit will be in discussion with Nicholas Lander to talk abou their industry in The Carrigaun Room at Ballymaloe House during the Litfest.  
 

Give Peas A Chance

Ballymaloe staff are delighted to support Myrtle Allen's grandson Cullys 'GivePeasAChance' initiative.
 
Cully & Sully know that for good food, you need great ingredients.  Fresh is best when it comes to food.  You can’t get fresher than growing your own.. and it’s easy, even at work.. in fact it’s EasyPEAsy!
 

Chocolate Roulade with Chantilly Cream

This coeliac friendly dessert is very rich but loved by all.
 
Preheat oven to 180C.
 
Line the tin with non stick baking paper.
 
Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until a pale thick mousse forms.
 
Melt the Chocolate with the water.
 
Whisk the egg whites.
 
Fold the egg mousse into the melted chocolate in 3 stages. Then fold in the egg white.
 

Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a light fruit cake with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, one in the middle and one on top, that is toasted, and traditionally eaten at Easter but will last a long time in the unlikely event it's not eaten quickly. 

The Darling Buds of May

Apple, pear, hawthorn blossoms are all signaling the warming air and soil. The potential for a sting of frost in the air should be gone completely once May is out. In the garden, we’re busy hardening off annual flowers and planting out vegetables we started in modules in the glasshouse.
 

Ireland's gourmet revolution: Restaurants, festivals and food trails

Myrtle Allen, who established the restaurant at Ballymaloe House in Cork in the 1960s, is considered by many to be the unofficial patron saint of Ireland's seasonal food movement. Fittingly, Ballymaloe House and its neighbouring cookery school are now also home to the annual Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine (litfest.ie).
 

Ballycotton

Ballycotton is a famous fishing village situated approximately 40km (25 miles) east of Cork City. The village is set on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay. There is a busy fishing pier, working lighthouse and a world-famous lifeboat. As well as a shop & post office, pubs, restaurants, B&Bs and a hotel.

Drift - Works by Michael Mc Swiney

Artistic Alliance aims to align itself closely to artists in the production of exhibitions. We are principally associated with Irish-based artists but have actively sought to work with overseas painters and sculptors. Our exhibitions take place at a variety of locations around Ireland. Thse include Cork City, Dublin, Ballymaloe House and Farm (Shanagarry, Co Cork) and Mount Juliet Estate (Thmastown, Co Kilkenny).

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