So it has been a pretty big year in Carolanne’s Kitchen. We started 2012 off on a great note with family in Ireland, then back to Perth in January and a surprise move to South Africa in October. Coming home for Christmas this year was a seriously anticipated trip. This was my longest time away from the nest and I have truly embraced every moment of being in Ireland this Christmas. Pints of stout by the fire, hugs from old and new friends, turkey and ham, curling up by the fire, wind and rain, Irish food. All of it, even the little things have made this a truly spectacular time of year for me.
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Hello, Hi there, yes I’m back! Having been away from the blog for far too long, I have lots to update you all on. First off, apologies for my absence. I think this has been the longest I have gone without a post but as we are still settling into our new home and awaiting the joys of the internet to arrive, I am a little behind!
Things have been a bit quiet around here for the last couple of weeks. That is, quiet on the blog but life has certainly not been so. There have been restless and sometimes sleepless nights. A busy mind and a tired body. Lots of last minute catch-ups with old friends, discovering new places with new friends. The last few weeks have been leading up to my time to say so long to Perth. For a short while, hopefully.
Perth, you have been truly an inspiration. You have introduced me to friends I will keep for life. You created a sense of belonging for me and never once treated me like a blow-in. You made me really understand and appreciate the meaning of what it is to be proud of where you come from. The people I have met in Perth are so proud and so they should be. Perth may well be the most isolated city in the world but when you’re here, it does not feel like it. The community in Perth is strong and thriving. Especially that of local businesses, local producers and the local farmers who I have come to know and respect for their ongoing hard work to make this place the way it is.
I will let the photos do (most of) the talking here…most are of food!
Our house was named after that creamy little green fruit we all love…Hass Avocados.
The two winners of ‘The Surf Cafe Cookbook’ have been pulled out of the teapot……
A couple of weeks ago, myself a great group of local WA food bloggers and friends took to the road and headed down south for a weekend…..
We ate great food, drank some delicious wines and laughed a lot. Good times!
Party poppers and birthday banners ahoy, today we are celebrating a great day for my little blog. Carolanne’s Kitchen turns TWO!
There will be cake, tea, sambos and friends to help us celebrate
A couple of weeks ago, a fantastic venture was launched in my beautiful home town of County Sligo. Go Strandhill welcomes you to our little secret. Check these guys out and you will soon find yourself hopping in the car and making your way to the North West of Ireland to get in a few days of surf, good food, a pint of the black stuff and some adventures around the amazing landscape not to mention some of the most heart warming welcomes in our little island. They have done all the hard work of seeking out all the best spots around to make it easy for you to plan your trip.
On Saturday the very first Clandestine Cake Club in Australia was held. It was a small gathering of some very enthusiastic cake lovers. There was a collection of all different types of cake and much ooh-ing and aah-ing at the different designs, flavours and textures. No one cake looked or tasted the same. We all got to sample some cake and take it home to gobble for later. Bonus!