Cookery demonstration: Spice Up Your Life

My cookery demonstration career continues this week on Wednesday 2 December in Knockcarron, Co Limerick (map here). Knockcarron/Knocklong ICA have invited me along and I’ll be giving a demonstration called Spice Up Your Life in the Community Centre at 8pm. I’ll be making my favourite Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, a lovely rich Beef and Prune Tagine, finishing with Banana and Cardamom Cake.

This time round – although it may ruin the evening’s suspense! – I’m looking forward to using an oven that works consistently. That, and me not accidentally turning it off half ways through the demo…

Caroline

Caroline

Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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3 Responses

  1. Karina says:

    Hi Caroline. If my memory serves be correctly, you do a lovely beetroot and fennel soup. Any chance you could post the recipe? Thanks a mill!

  2. Ger says:

    Hi Caroline,Best of luck tonight at your cookery demo. I am sureit will go great. I have cooked Caramelised Plum Upsidedown Cakeit turned out grea. My kids loved it. I have started cookingagain. Thanks for the inspiration I just needed a wake up call!We are planning on get hens next spring. Can you letme know what kind of house you have for your 3 hens – as we don’twant to spend too much on the house but we would love to geta house that we can move around the plot we want to put them on.Again enjoy tonight.Ger

  3. Caroline says:

    Karina – that is a soup that Cristin makes but I’m trying to recreate it at home at the moment. Will let you know how I get on.Ger – great to hear that you’re enjoying cooking again! I’m glad that the cake went down well with your family. It’s yummy for desert when it’s warm and makes a great come-again cake after it has cooled down.Regarding the hens, we got our hen house and run last year from Fingerprint Wood Products and it cost me almost €500. It’s been brilliant, easy (for the Husband!) to move around the garden and we never have had any problems with foxes getting into it although I know that they’re around.If you don’t want to spend that, you could try picking up a cheap shed and, if you have someone handy around the house, customising it for your hens with a few perches and nesting boxes, and setting up your own run with some chicken wire outside. Or just let them free range. We did a mixture of both, keeping them in the run when we weren’t around but letting them out as much as possible.Whichever option you choose, definitely do get the hens. They’re wonderful to have about the place and you’ll never want to touch a shop bought egg again! Best of luck with it and let me know how you get on.

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