Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Food Festival and Farmer's Market Fun!

The Boho Kitchen is working hard to bring her delicious treats to the farmer's market near you. We're aiming for a stall coming soon to the Ardkeen Market in Waterford and finger crossed applications will be received in time to set up at the upcoming Dunmore East Festival of Food set to run June 25th, 26th and 27th!

The Boho Kitchen was out and about at the recent Waterford Festival of Food in Dungarvan handing out fliers. Please let us know if you'd like to place an order or even if you like what you see! Hopefully we'll be able to nab a stall at the next Festival of Food. A fantastic weekend sampling of local food producers and talent!

On a non-food related note: CONSIGNMENT!
First, adults:

Smoking Lily Boutique is opening soon in Kilkenny on Kieran Street. Get your consignments in today! Visit the shop on facebook:

Now, children's:

A shout out for you local mama's who might be interested in getting a little more out of your children's old clothes. We're all a little guilty of spending a bit more during the boom and now is your chance to cash in on those name brands you bought for your kids. Almost anything but Penny's is accepted by The Clothes Line in good condition for consignment. That means, you trade in your clothes for credits to buy other clothes from the website. Maternity clothes being accepted as well. She's located in Passage East and accepts clothes by post and will post items to you-- no need to consign, either, buy these cheap deals outright!

More delicious treats and recipes to come! Summer is just around the corner-- any requests?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Banana Crunch Muffins

Sometimes those days arrive when you have a craving for a delicious sweet and in the corner of the kitchen you see some bananas getting a bit too ripe. Those days never happen to me because I absolutely love overripe bananas, but this time I sacrificed my bananas to make a nice treat for the family.

Now, I'll intro that I messed these up. Not really as they were still incredible, but my add-in didn't work the way I would have liked. I decided to use up old granola bars I made last week instead of making some granola or using pre-made granola. Next time I'll make some or just add in oats and nuts. Ooo, I bet a crunchy oats and nuts type of cereal would be fantastic!

On to the recipe.

Banana Crunch Muffins
adapted from Ina Garten, my hero


3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
3 medium or large eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 large mashed bananas (if you want some chunks of banana in the muffin, dice one of the bananas)

2-3 cups add-in. Vary it. Granola, pecans, walnuts. I used a seed mix from Lidl. It had sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cranberries... some other bits. I also broke up 2 homemade granola bars. Go crazy. Anything you think might be tasty with banana.


Preheat the oven 350F/180C.

Now, use muffin liners. Did you read that? Check it off in your mind? USE THE PAPERS. These muffins will stick to a muffin pan. You need those cupcake/fairycake/muffin cases.

Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl.

Add the melted butter and blend it together well with the dry ingredients.

Combine the eggs, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas.

Gently fold them into the flour mixture until its combined. Don't overmix. Stop when it all starts to look wet.

Use an ice cream or cookie dough scoop if you want, to put the batter into the cases. This will give you even muffins with the exact same amount of batter in each muffin. Top with granola and sugar if you'd like!

Fold in your add-in. Gently. DON'T OVERMIX.

Bake for 25- 30 minutes. Let them cool before you eat them.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I hope everyone had a nice Easter with their families, or perhaps a non-religious regular relaxing long weekend. Either way, I want to share a few pictures of the nearly half-inch thick sugar cookies decorated for Easter with royal icing I made as gifts. They are tender and buttery. These make great party favors! More information under 'What We Offer' if you are interested for your next event.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Unconventional Christening Cake

Your baby's cake needs no frills or pastels, go bold!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Cupcakes for your next occasion?

Next time a birthday or special event rolls around, consider a dozen or more decorated cupcakes. You can keep them as simple as these, or we can personalize them with whatever you'd like! The most important thing, these American-style cupcakes are moist and delicious, topped with vanilla buttercream.

A whole spread of cupcakes, instead of cake!

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