Aha! I’m back to cooking again. Perhaps a bit slowly, but after a painfully long period of not exactly total form plus some carry-out cardboard pizzas and plastic sushis, it’s enough motivation for anyone who adores cooking to return to ze kitchen. And fast.
I am so proud to be guest posting for one of my loveliest blogger friends, Hester Casey, dropping in on her idyllic County Wicklow in Ireland. I can’t tell you how much I was excited when Hester asked me to guest post on Alchemy in the Kitchen, as I’m one of her biggest fans.
Anyone who already knows Hester’s blog can appreciate her knack of enchanting us with her fabulous dishes that have all been given her touch of magical creativity. You may remember that she guest posted here on Mad About Macarons with her stunning White Chocolate and Raspberry Paris Brest, which she confirmed were “wheely-wheely good“.
If you don’t know Hester yet, you will not only appreciate her wonderful recipes but also her sense of humour. I particularly love getting to the main photograph, where she injects her Irish wit with wonderful one-liners such as: “Does my bun look big in this?”, ” Soy Far, Soy Good“, and “Well, I did tell you that drizzle was forecast“. Speaking of drizzle, that is something else we both have in common apart from food. Being Irish and Scots lasses, we certainly know what it’s like to be prepared for northern summers: a typical blustery June day could start T-shirtingly sunny and end with a Damartingly snow flurry. Oh, and we also chat a lot.
What on earth was I going to pick as a recipe? Here was my first sign of inspiration…
…and check out Hester’s wonderful captions that she has added to all the photos!