Semi-final of the Loreto Bake Off

On your marks get set bake! Today we had our semi-final of the bake off. The students were required to take part in a technical challenge. The technical challenge tested the bakers’ technical ability but also their patience in a two hour battle to create a scrumptious shortcrust pastry dish. Two senior students and three … Continue reading

Homegrown Food Festival Donegal Day 1

It was lovely to meet Rachel Allen in Lettekenny today. Plenty of food for thought for the Home Economics kitchen in September. Great to see such innovation and dedicated artisan producers, especially Donegal based businesses. From the most amazing sausages from “Barry Johns”,  mint jelly from “Bidlims Moods”, a selection of guilty pleasures from “MallowMia” … Continue reading

JC Home Economics Easter revision 11th April

The cookery practical will take place after Easter holidays from the 22nd-24th of April. The cookery exam is worth 35% of the overall grade for Junior Certificate Home Economics. That is 210 marks (H) and 270 (0) . The remaining 90 marks is awarded for the textile craft you have completed. Firstly you will be given 30 … Continue reading

Táimid chomh gnóthach le gaoth Mhárta- Busy Bees

We have a very busy day planned tomorrow in the kitchen. The transition year students are taking over the kitchen to prepare a healthy “spice bag” alternative. The fakeaway is the new takeaway here in St Dominic’s Secondary school. We endeavour to carry out measurable small steps to achieve positive healthy changes to students day-to-day diets’. … Continue reading