Half way? Turns out it’s true. We’re now officially over the hump and it’s all downhill from here.
What a week. What a weekend!
Here’s my summary of the week in numbers:
Cakes eaten – Too many to count this week.
Eclairs and profiteroles eaten in the name of choux pastry making – see above
Piglets caught on camera – All 7! Multiple times.
Eggs used in one day of cooking – 11 (4 for the choux pastry, 2 for the brownies, 5 for the pasta – thank you chickens)
Sourdough loaves made – 1
Compliments received about sourdough – approximately 100 (thanks ladies)
Herbs identified – 10
Salad leaves identified – 10
Types of sorrel there are in the Ballymaloe garden – 3 (Buckle, wood and salad)
Amount of dried yeast to use if you don’t have fresh – 1/2 the amount
Minutes a pizza takes to cook in the oven – between 4 and 8
Gin and tonics drunk as part of Tuesdays’ study session – 3 (For optimum efficiency and piping bag skills)
Number of years it takes for treated soil to revert back to organic – 3
Friends over from London for the weekend (7)
Dinners eaten at Pier 26 – 1
Drinks consumed at the Blackbird pub – hmmm…
Valentines Discos attended – 1
Love shots consumed at said disco – hmmm…
Impact made at local pub on Saturday night – maximum
Time of impromptu Riverdance-eque House Party – 3am
Lunches eaten at Ballymaloe House – 1
Desserts tasted from the dessert trolley – all
General feelings of gratitude and inspiration – infinite