Recipe: Courgette Cakes

One of the best things about teaching cookery classes is seeing the students delighted with themselves when they have recreated a dish I have demoed.  Especially one that is a bit different than the norm.  Such is the case with these savory Courgette Cakes.  Or as my American friends might call them, Zucchini Fritters.  In essence they are a pancake.  However, not your typical Sunday brunch pancake which is a butter and syrup laden affair.  Continue reading

Recipe: Mothering Sunday

Living in this part of the world I get to experience two days dedicated to all the moms out there!  In Ireland and the U.K. it is called “Mothering Sunday” and falls during Lent.  While I don’t celebrate this one myself, as I only celebrate the U.S. Mother’s Day in May,  I still recognize it.  I have so many friends over here who do celebrate.  So I just want to wish each and every one of you who is a mom, grandma, great grandma, stepmom, adoptive mom, godmom or somehow a maternal influence on a human being, a happy and blessed day! Continue reading

Recipe: Woman Crush Wednesday

After a break last week from Woman Crush Wednesday due to travel, I am back and ready to smash it!  And today’s awesome chef is culinary queen Cat Cora!  This American lady with Greek roots is one of the most famous chefs in the world! She was the first female winner of Iron Chef and with numerous cookbooks, televisions shows and food businesses she deserves the LOVE today and everyday! Continue reading

Woman Crush Wednesday Recap #7

As I won’t be doing a Woman Crush Wednesday episode this week, I thought it would be a good time to do a recap.  There have been eleven WCW honorees since the last recap.  That makes a total of 55 fabulous weeks of the lady chefs getting some love and taking center stage on the blog.  I also re-create one of their recipes live on my Snapchat channel (username: blissbakery).  While those of you who watch will be spared the bad singing and dancing  (my doggie Stella is delighted about that) you might want to have a look at what other culinary creations have been happening thanks to some of my fav female foodies here, here, here, here, and hereContinue reading

Recipe: Friendship Soup

It’s day five of Soup Scentral!  I shared some awesome recipes from my blog arsenal on day one, day two was Woman Crush Wednesday  when I made a gorgeous vegetable soup from our fabulous honoree Katie Lee. Day three I shared a communal soup list from some of my fav bloggers. Yesterday, day four, I gave you a glimpse into a fresh food box service and a Vietnamese Soup Pho you.  Today I am going to share a very special recipe. It is called Friendship Soup. Continue reading