Ok so here it goes, I am going to take this blog more seriously and use it as a diary for both the cafe and my own trails and tribulations in the kitchen and beyond. Usually having one deadline or another to hurry towards has meant that I put off writing specifically for the blog. Perhaps this shall be a new start, a cathartic way of writing focusing on more personal ideas and home cooking, no agenda, no deadline, just ramblings. I like the sound of it so far.
I came across these cardboard cutouts the other day while walking home by the fruitmarket in Smithfield.
It was wonderful to be involved in the British Ambassador's Summer party this month. The sun shone, the guests were gracious and we baked a lot, a lot of cakes.
The Ambassador's speach was quite touching, he focused on what rightly seems to be a new found respect between our two countries. What started with the Queen's visit progressed to Irish suporters cheering for team GB and all of the English fans roaring their hearts out for Katie Taylor in the Olympic Boxing arena.
THE CAKE CAFÉ
My husband Declan and I getting ready for an apiary visit. Our bees are doing us proud this rainy summer and have almost filled our hive with rich, dark, floral honey.
pictured supplied by Aoife Carrigy of http://holymackerel.ie