Winter Warmers in Glenroe

My first local cookery demonstration – as reported in our local paper, The Avondhu!

The days are getting colder, nights are drawing in and it’s time for some warming homecooked meals. Fancy trying out a few new tastes and flavours? Have you ever wondered what to do with butternut squash or sweet potato? Wanted to try making a Moroccan Tagine but not been sure of what it involves?

Glenroe Ladies’ Club is holding a Winter Warmers demonstration evening with food journalist, broadcaster and Ballymaloe-trained cook Caroline Hennessy on Wednesday, 4 November in the Community Hall, Glenroe at 8pm. On the night we’ll be starting with a Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, moving on to a Moroccan Lamb and Apricot Tagine, served with a Nutty Lemon Couscous, and finishing with a Caramelised Plum Upsidedown Cake.

There’s nothing pricy here: using vegetables and fruit in season means cheaper shopping, slow cook some inexpensive stewing lamb until it melts in your mouth and jazz it all up with a few warming and easily accessible spices. Looking forward to seeing you there! Everybody welcome.

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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12 Responses

  1. Liana says:

    Sounds lovely.Would be nice to know where the Glenroe Ladies’ Club is…

  2. Caroline says:

    That’s a good point, Liana! It’s in Co Limerick – I’ve edited the piece above to reflect that – just over the border from Co Cork. Here’s a link to a Google Map with Glenroe.

  3. Kevin says:

    Wow thats great, big up the Butternut Squash!!

  4. Maria says:

    Best of luck tonight Caroline, would love to go! We are using alot of butternut squash and sweet potoates in currys lately – very tasty! Would you believe we are off to Ballymaloe tonight for some cooking lessons with Michael & Orla!! Looking forward to it!

  5. Carina Markett says:

    Yummy. I loved the plum cake when you made it in dublin. the soup sounds great, hubbie will love it (except I hardly cook now; making milk is enough work)

  6. Caroline says:

    Kev, the idea behind the butternut squash (and the sweet potato) was to cook ingredients that people may have seen in the shop but not tasted or known what to do with. Plus, I love squash in any way it comes!I didn’t realise that Ballymaloe were doing evening classes now, Maria. Looking forward to hearing all about it.I’ve been tweeking that plum cake over the years, Carina, but I’m really happy with the recipe that I’m using now. Although, I have to admit, when I cooked it last week while preparing for the demonstration, it went horribly wrong! At least the hens enjoyed it.

  7. Ger says:

    Enjoyed your demo in Glenroe Hall last night. Brought backloads of memories for me of cooking courses. Feel inspired tostart cooking again now that my children are older. Thanks forwaking up a out of date cook – look forward to reading your ideas on line. Thanks again

  8. Martin says:

    Do I see a television career ahead ?Rachel better make sure the socks are well pulled up.Good luck Caroline, No better woman….

  9. Geraldine says:

    Caroline fantastic demo in Glenroe Hall last night. The cliff hanger was the upside down Plum cake and the oven. All the ladies were delighted with all the cooking and looking forward to your return. Thanks again for all your hard work in preparing the food.

  10. Caroline says:

    Ger: lovely to meet you on Wednesday night. I’m glad you enjoyed it – let me know how you get on with any of the recipes that you try out!Martin: I have to say that radio has always been my first love – and is far easier to manage from home! Thanks for the vote of confidence, though.Geraldine: glad to hear that everyone enjoyed it. I certainly did, despite the oven situation! Thank you very much for asking me to do the demo. Hope the take-home tagine worked out well.

  11. Anna says:

    Hi Caroline, thanks a mill for the great cookery demo, the food was fab! I heard your doing another one this week, hope it goes well for you and that you have a easier oven to work with! 🙂

  12. Caroline says:

    Thanks Anna! It’s always, ahem, interesting to use another oven. Still, it makes the whole evening so much more interesting!

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