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Here at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, we offer a wonderful variety of different short and long courses for people to learn so many different cooking techniques and recipes. 
Yet, I think lots of home cooks will be especially intrigued by a slightly different kind of course the school is teaching at the end of this month. The course is Menu Planning Made Easy: A Week's Worth of Menus. The two-and-a-half days will cover all aspects of menu planning for the week, stocking a store cupboard, organising your shopping and time in the kitchen, as well as delicious ways to use up leftovers. As well 
as lots of great recipes, you'll come away 
with all sorts of tips and techniques for making the most of your time and budget. 
See www.cookingisfun.ie for details!

Mascarpone is not a food to eat every day: it's what's known as a triple cream cheese! It is made from thick cream, with - usually - the addition of citric acid. The flavour is rich, of course, but it is nicely offset by that acidity. I love mascarpone's gorgeous, thick, spreadable texture. It's so good served with fresh fruit, as in the quick fruit brulee recipe, above left, or with nuts and some honey. I'll also stir mascarpone into a risotto at the end of cooking, for some added richness. As a cream cheese, it can be 
used as the cheese part of a cheesecake - the result is a full-flavoured cake that is divinely decadent. Mascarpone is, along with lady-finger biscuits, coffee and cocoa, an essential component of the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu. You can buy mascarpone in cheese shops and even in most large supermarkets.

Restaurant Guide

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La Serre Restaurant, Kildare

La Serre with its splendid Turner designed conservatory provides a relaxed setting for diners, whilst the glorious courtyard allows for open air dining in the summertime. BBQ's are hosted in the courtyard every Sunday from June until the end of August.

Reviews for La Serre Restaurant

lovely area

reviewed by: bryanbmon La Serre Restaurant 01 July 2011

Beautiful area,high quality food tat €30 for 3 courses,is hard to beat.Service is slick & food arrives in a timely fashion.2 thumbs up Read more...

bryanbm would not recommend.bryanbm would not use again.

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Outstanding

reviewed by: tweety76on La Serre Restaurant 01 July 2011

I have eaten here on one occasion. It really is a beautiful setting. Service is absolutely excellent with the staff changing dishes for more than one of our party to meet dietary needs. There is a lovely atmosphere and a great selection ... Read more...

tweety76 would recommend.tweety76 would use again.

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Worth the drive

reviewed by: robbiepoweron La Serre Restaurant 30 June 2011

La Serre is setting standards. I made the journey for a special offer they ran a few weeks ago, €100 for dinner for 2 and bottle of wine. Yes you'll find cheaper elsewhere but value?...you may struggle. Excellent 4courses in a beautiful ... Read more...

robbiepower would recommend.robbiepower would use again.

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Food & Drink - Independent.ie

Food & Drink

Here at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, we offer a wonderful variety of different short and long courses for people to learn so many different cooking techniques and recipes. 
Yet, I think lots of home cooks will be especially intrigued by a slightly different kind of course the school is teaching at the end of this month. The course is Menu Planning Made Easy: A Week's Worth of Menus. The two-and-a-half days will cover all aspects of menu planning for the week, stocking a store cupboard, organising your shopping and time in the kitchen, as well as delicious ways to use up leftovers. As well 
as lots of great recipes, you'll come away 
with all sorts of tips and techniques for making the most of your time and budget. 
See www.cookingisfun.ie for details!

Mascarpone is not a food to eat every day: it's what's known as a triple cream cheese! It is made from thick cream, with - usually - the addition of citric acid. The flavour is rich, of course, but it is nicely offset by that acidity. I love mascarpone's gorgeous, thick, spreadable texture. It's so good served with fresh fruit, as in the quick fruit brulee recipe, above left, or with nuts and some honey. I'll also stir mascarpone into a risotto at the end of cooking, for some added richness. As a cream cheese, it can be 
used as the cheese part of a cheesecake - the result is a full-flavoured cake that is divinely decadent. Mascarpone is, along with lady-finger biscuits, coffee and cocoa, an essential component of the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu. You can buy mascarpone in cheese shops and even in most large supermarkets.

Food & Drink - Independent.ie

Food & Drink

Here at the Ballymaloe Cookery School, we offer a wonderful variety of different short and long courses for people to learn so many different cooking techniques and recipes. 
Yet, I think lots of home cooks will be especially intrigued by a slightly different kind of course the school is teaching at the end of this month. The course is Menu Planning Made Easy: A Week's Worth of Menus. The two-and-a-half days will cover all aspects of menu planning for the week, stocking a store cupboard, organising your shopping and time in the kitchen, as well as delicious ways to use up leftovers. As well 
as lots of great recipes, you'll come away 
with all sorts of tips and techniques for making the most of your time and budget. 
See www.cookingisfun.ie for details!

Mascarpone is not a food to eat every day: it's what's known as a triple cream cheese! It is made from thick cream, with - usually - the addition of citric acid. The flavour is rich, of course, but it is nicely offset by that acidity. I love mascarpone's gorgeous, thick, spreadable texture. It's so good served with fresh fruit, as in the quick fruit brulee recipe, above left, or with nuts and some honey. I'll also stir mascarpone into a risotto at the end of cooking, for some added richness. As a cream cheese, it can be 
used as the cheese part of a cheesecake - the result is a full-flavoured cake that is divinely decadent. Mascarpone is, along with lady-finger biscuits, coffee and cocoa, an essential component of the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu. You can buy mascarpone in cheese shops and even in most large supermarkets.