Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Poor Neglected Followers

As The Boho Kitchen approaches year two of having neglected to use blogging to communicate news and updates I've decided its about time I rejoin the blog-o-sphere with some updates on occasion.

Now that Facebook requires their business page owners to pay to promote their posts, and I refusing to do so, its necessary I find another outlet to keep my customers up to date.

I have no good excuse for abandoning the blog for so long. I allowed Facebook to woo me into a false sense of promotion and have spent my minute amount of free time keeping it up to date with upcoming markets and pictures of new cakes. So much so that even some of the information on the main website for The Boho Kitchen (www.thebohokitchen.com as you might have guessed or have been directed from) is outdated. I am still a mom of two young girls who won't stop growing and changing and needing me-- so this limits my time. :P

In the last two years there have been many markets, festivals, cakes, a whole business venture and commercial kitchen that I've since given up. That's the ups and downs of small business.

With the recession hitting Ireland, business has struggled from time to time.

With the New Year approaching, there will be new moves for The Boho Kitchen. I'm compiling my recipes into what I hope you'll find, in time, to be a very useful cookbook to have in your kitchen (with recipes and some of my favorite tips to make life easy). Perhaps more to come, but I won't reveal that now.

Markets have come and gone, but for now you can find me at a new indoor market in Butlerstown on Fridays from 9am - 1pm. You can get some treats from me (cinnamon rolls nom nom nom) at Cafe Libro Waterford in the Book Centre as well.

So, as usual, if you are looking for treats or an occasion cake, email me at candace@thebohokitchen.com or ring me at 0879524926. :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A New Year!

We've been seriously busy at The Boho Kitchen over the last few months. There's lots of news!
First thing first. Valentine's is upon us.

What to get for that special guy or girl in your life? Well, I have an idea. SWEEEEEETS!

Cake ball truffles? We've got 'em.
Delicious and beautiful cakes? Yes.
Heart shaped and decorated cookies? Right here.
CUPCAKES? Of course!

Get your special sweetie a personal 6" cake for you both to share starting from just 15 euro! A dozen decorated cupcakes for 18 euro! A dozen iced cookies also for 18 euro! Email me at candace@thebohokitchen.com or text/ring me at 0879524926 to order today.

Also, we've got a promotion going at the moment on OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE to win a dozen cupcakes or a dozen cookies so enter today!

TBK has teamed up with Niamh Doherty of The Loving Spoonful! She's a swell gal and I think you'll agree! She'll be bringing lovely lemon squares, heart warming soups and delicious savory items to the next The Boho Kitchen stall near you! We've got a project in the works as well that will bring afternoon tea out of the big expensive hotels and right into your location of choice! More on that to come.

Next little bit of news is that I'm engaged! I know what you are thinking, she's already got two kids isn't she married already? No, we've been thus far living in sin but have finally set a date for the big day. We'll be getting married on May 13th, 2011-- SO, unfortunately brides and grooms who might be interested in getting me to make them delicious cupcakes or cakes for their weddings will be disappointed to know I'll be unavailable for that weekend.


We've been set up the last two Sundays from 11pm-4pm at the indoor market in Clonmel. Where? That's right. There is an amazing indoor market and car boot sale just minutes outside Clonmel. It's incredibly well signposted by the amazing organizer Tara and its super easy to find. Even if you don't drive buses run regularly throughout the day! Just check the website. Come on down and check out all the crafters, the food and if you want-- bring along some of your unwanted items to set up at the car boot!

Keep a watch on this space for (I PROMISE!) tasty recipes and updates on the upcoming Waterford Festival of Food AND of COURSE the WATERFORD TALL SHIPS!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Boho Kitchen is Busy!

Well! So sorry to have been away for so long. I promise, its only good news! The Boho Kitchen has been super busy with orders and markets. Lots of news on our end.

First thing is first, you can now buy The Boho Kitchen cupcakes and assorted treats on Fridays at Walsh's Shop in the square in Portlaw. Get there early as they sell out quick! I'm looking for other shops and cafes to supply with a few in the pipelines so watch this space for updates.

Also, check out the new website! Hopefully this will be easier to navigate than searching through the blog here alone. http://www.thebohokitchen.com

Next, we ARE going to be at Savour Kilkenny.

But, only on Sunday, October 24th. I couldn't manage two full market days worth of baking at that time of the month. Look for our stall! Lots of goodies.

Lastly, Christmas is upon us. I, like many business, must accept this early in the year so I can provide you the best service! We are now taking advance orders for decorated shortbread sugar cookies and christmas fruit cakes. These make great gifts and we giftwrap!! Contact us via the website, email me at bohokitchen@gmail.com or ring/text 0879524926. Delivery is free within most of Waterford and the surrounding areas.
I'm out of town from December 2nd - 16th to visit my folks over in America. So! Deliver is available before and after this time. I will be able to receive orders during this time so keep in touch guys.

Some recent cakes! Click the thumbnail and it will link to the larger picture on our Facebook Fan page:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Waterford Harvest Festival and National Cupcake Week!

Make sure to scroll down to read how to enter for a chance to win a dozen cupcakes from The Boho Kitchen! Also, a quick reminder to Like our Fan Page on Facebook, by searching for The Boho Kitchen or clicking HERE.

Click the logo to visit the official website and see the full line up of events!

The Waterford Harvest Festival 2010 is starting!
From Friday, September 10th through Sunday, September 19th you'll find lots of fun foodie adventures! Giant food markets, delicious barbeques, picnics, feasts, cookery demonstrations, taste workshops, free outdoor gigs and street parties, craft villages, as well as lots of free fun activities for all the family.

On Sunday, September 12th the South Quay in Waterford City will be closed to traffic and transformed into what they are describing will be the largest outdoor market Ireland has ever seen! Your's truly, The Boho Kitchen, will have her stall fully stocked with delicious sweets and treats. Come by and say hi between 11am and 6pm.


September 13-19th is the UK National Cupcake Week. What better way to celebrate in our own Irish fashion by winning some free cupcakes!
National Cupcake Week!
It's National Cupcake Week in the UK, and in celebration I'm offering a free dozen cupcakes to be collected from my stall at the Waterford Harvest Festival.
How to enter:
All you have to do to enter is link to my facebook fan page: or this blog on your facebook page or personal blog and comment here with a link to it! Can't wait? Treat yourself to a couple at my stall or place an order! Remember delivery is free within most of the South East.

Fun cakes for fun times!

I had a chance to do a couple fun/cartoony cakes recently, though I'd share them.

And cupcakes!

Busy Busy Busy!

The Boho Kitchen has been working hard and as a result I've been unable to keep this blog updated!

We had a great time at the Iverk Show, where we met many other lovely food producers such as Tastefully Yours operating from Dunhill offering amazing chutneys and sweet chili sauce, County Waterford, Derryvilla Blueberry Farms from County Offaly offering blueberries and tonic, and A Fusion of Flavors offering delicious marinades, chutneys and dips.
My cupcakes also won third place in the queen cake competition!

Before that we had a chance to show off our updated stall at Lark in the Park, celebrating 25 years of Waterford Youth Arts. A look at the delicious things we offer!

Come out to our next stall at the Waterford Harvest Festival on the Waterford City Quay on Sunday, September 12th to get your hands on some of these treats!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SOMA Garden Market

Visit The Boho Kitchen along with a variety of artists selling their wares at the upcoming SOMA garden market along Lombard street.
We'll be serving up our famous blondies as well as scones, cookies and fruit bars! We'll be leaving the cupcakes to fellow baker Cupcakes by Grace to prevent any ugly competition! Also, I will be alternating my space at the market with another delightful baker and friend Niamh from over at The Lovin' Spoonful.
Come see us and indulge! The SOMA market runs every Saturday from 11am-4pm!

SOMA Garden Market Facebook Fan Page

Next Market: See us at the Iverk Show in Piltown on August 28th!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Markets Markets everywhere... and a pancake recipe!

A quick reminder that The Boho Kitchen is always open for your orders. We're taking orders no matter how large or small for your meetings, parties and events, birthdays, christenings, and weddings! Just use our Enquire or Order tab to email us! Or contact us via bohokitchen@gmail.com or by phone at 0879524926.

Great news. The Boho Kitchen will be holding a stall at the 184th Iverk Show in Piltown in County Kilkenny.

The Iverk Show is Ireland's oldest agricultural show and will attract a large crowd. Come out to see many local food producers and some of our finest farmer's fare!

In addition, The Boho Kitchen may also be attending the upcoming Tramore Surf and Sea Festival in September as well as the Savour Festival in Kilkenny. We'll keep you updated!

As promised, I have a recipe for you today! Also, a tip.

I was asked about my swirled color cupcakes and how that's done. Simply use a small paintbrush and paint several lines in various colors straight up the sides of your pastry bag before adding the buttercream to pipe. It will result in continued colored swirls!

My daughter's birthday breakfast was buttermilk pancakes. Now, she doesn't really care. However, I'm happy to take any special event and turn it into a good reason to have a pancake breakfast!
Now, these are proper America griddle cakes, pancakes... not what the Irish frequently refer to as pancakes, which are simply crepes. These are thick and fluffy and dying for butter and maple syrup... and *gasp* perhaps a side of fried pig!

Plain and Simple Buttermilk Pancakes
2 cups AP flour
2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
2 cups of buttermilk (or if you have no buttermilk, add 1 tbsp vinegar per cup of regular milk and let sit for 5 minutes)
4 tbsp of melted butter
1 tsp of vanilla
2 large eggs, beaten


Begin to heat a lightly greased skillet to medium heat, favor the low side (out of 6 settings I use setting 3).

Sift dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt) into a large bowl.

In a seperate bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, melted better and vanilla.

Combine by slowly mixing the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, folding slowly to avoid overmixing.

Using an ice cream scoop or ladle, scoop approximately 1/2 cup of batter out per pancake.

Leave to cook until the top side forms a bubble surface, and then flip.

Keep warm until eating, or eat immediately. Sometimes I preheat the oven to a low temp so I can stick them in there to keep them warm. Pancakes are best eaten hot!

Smear in butter and maple syrup (even if its that Lyle's maple flavored stuff) and consume immediately. Happily wrap around a sausage or a few strips of streaky bacon first. nom nom nom!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Color swirls

Looking for something fun for your next party? Color swirls!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cupcakes! and the 1M swirl

I recently had an order of four dozen cupcakes for a 30th birthday. I was thrilled as I've just received my 1M wilton tip and I wanted to see how wonderful these swirls would turn out. The hype turned out to be worth indulging!

Beautiful. I look forward to icing cupcakes with this tip on site at upcoming markets!

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