Monthly Archives August 2010

Baby Shower fun

baby shower decorations - nappy cake, flowers, cupcakes and sweets

Over the weekend I helped throw a baby shower for a very dear and amazing friend who is expecting her first baby in October. The lime green and white themed shower came together really well and was so much fun to plan for. I made cutesy shower invites, bunting, nappy cake, onesie sugar cookies, oreo […]

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

This is my first month as an official Daring Baker. The Daring Kitchen runs a monthly baking challenge, a fun way to challenge yourself to new recipes and get inspired by all the variations and delicious photos of other peoples baking creations. The August 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Elissa of 17 and […]

Epic Fail Blondies

mini blondies - fail

It wouldn’t really be honest of me to show you only the beautiful dainty things I bake. Because, truthfully sometimes the things that come out of my oven are not pretty at all. See, look at these: Ewww huh?! They’re supposed to be blondie bites – blondie batter baked in mini muffin cups. They were […]


guacamole ingredients

I love avocado. The bright, fresh, green colour that greets you when you slice one in half. The versatility – you can put it in a salad or on toast, pair it with chicken or bacon, or mash it up and serve it on corn chips. Whatever you pair it with, it makes the dish […]

Chocolate Guinness Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

guinness cake

Living in Dublin we occasionally have the pleasure of playing host to friends and family visiting the emerald isle for the first time. One of the outings we do with most visitors is a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, the original brewery of the famously Irish stout. The building is impressive and the tour …

Summer Weekends

Bubble of bliss

This is the view from my living room today: I stand on the balcony with the sun on my face and fishing boats quietly drifting by and at that moment I’m in my own tranquil bubble of bliss and all is well and I am thankful. That is all. I’m off to enjoy the summer […]

Warm roasted vegetable and couscous salad

warm couscous salad

This is one of my favourite side dishes to make. It’s simple and easy to make and a little addictive to munch on. Sometimes I serve it warm with baked chicken, sometimes cold with lamb kebabs off the bbq. The dressing and the couscous are the two key elements, the rest you can vary depending […]