Welcome to my Blog!

I decided to start this blog as I really love to cook and over the past few years I have tried out so many different dishes that I am constantly being asked by friends and family for recipes. I live with my husband, Diarmuid, 3 boys Jack 7, Tiarnán 4, and Fionn 2. I am expecting my 4th child in March. My Dad also lives with us and during the holidays we have a very special man called Nicholas who comes to stay (Nick has Cerebral Palsy and my parents had fostered him as a child). All in all a busy household with many different nutritional needs, likes and dislikes.
I qualified as a nurse at St.James's Hospital in 2000. Following that I completed a Bachelor of Nursing Degree at TCD. I worked in many different areas from A&E to paediatrics. I worked for 2 years as a practice nurse at a local medical center.
After the birth of my 3rd son in 2007 I decided to start cookery classes for children in my kitchen and Killachonna Cookery School was established. The classes have been a wonderful success and last summer due to the increase demand I ran my classes from the local secondary school Home Ec room.
Eventhough I am not a professionally qualified chef I have been lucky enough to attend the Ballymaloe Cookery School on a number of occasions and participate in many different short courses. It is always a wonderful experience and each time I leave with some extra knowledge and many recipes to try out.
Through this blog I would like to share some recipes that have been a success for me with my family and with my students who have been as young as 6.
That's all for now. Nessa.