Posted in Events & Adventures in Food

Ode to Olympus

If olympus hadn’t fallen you may very well have been salivating over the picture of my daughter’s birthday cake.  A chocolate sponge, sandwiched together with raspberry jam, fresh cream and a smattering of fresh raspberries.  The top weighed down with a chocolate butter icing  combined with a full melted bar of 50% Lindt chocolate and another generous smattering of fresh raspberries and of course 12 pink candles.  And did i mention the raspberry coulis?  Yum.  Rinsed the raspberries and heated them with a tbsp of caster sugar then sieved to a produce a sharply sweet syrup that perfectly accompanied each mouthful of chocolate and cream.  Sublime. 

Alas my trusty digital has bowed out and it’s time to invest in a proper camera.  One that makes proper camera noises and has interchangeable lenses.  I will have to wait until the kids are back to school after Easter until i pay a visit to Denis McSweeney’s photography suppliers in Cork City but until then I will be doing my research.  So far I’ve concluded that the choice will be between Nikon and Canon.

Meanwhile I will be heading to West Cork for the Easter Weekend and paying a visit to Schull’s Farmers Market.  Till next time, Sheila


Irish food & travel blogger & mother to six children, author of 'Gimme the Recipe' published by Mercier Press in 2012 and 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.

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