The Nourish Afternoon Tea has been on tour again, touching down at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork. Here's what happened, plus info on how to host your own
We were thrilled when Darina Allen, founder of the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, hosted a Nourish Afternoon Tea this November. Darina and her teamed invited guests from the community to get together over a feast of delicious treats (and a few songs). The event raised €400, which was divided between Midleton Community Hospital and Oaklodge Nursing Home, who chose to donate their share to Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland.
On the menu
Scones, cream and jam
Swiss roll with lemon curd and cream
Cake with lemon icing, pistachio and rose petals
Coffee and pecan traybake
Coconut and raspberry traybake
Caramelised almond squares
Tiny stripy meringues
About the Nourish Afternoon Tea
A cup of tea, a slice of cake and a chat… It seems so simple, but for many of us who are poorly, isolated, or caring for someone, the idea of enjoying an afternoon tea with friends may seem impossible.
Conditions such as dementia, cancer and stroke may mean we’re unable to eat and enjoy food in the way we once did. We created the Nourish Afternoon Tea to bring people together over delicious treats that are specially created for everyone to enjoy, and at the same time to raise awareness of the eating challenges caused by illness.
We’d love you to host your own Nourish Afternoon Tea and share your stories and pictures with us. You can download delicious recipes created by the Nourish team, plus a toolkit including menu cards and invitations. Or keep it small and simple – a cuppa and a biscuit is all it takes to take a pause and spend some special time with a loved one, friend or a neighbour.
We’re putting the kettle on – join us for a Nourish Afternoon Tea.
Find out more and download recipes here.