Win a personalised Cake worth €80 for Mother’s Day
To celebrate Mother’s Day we have teamed up with Bake my Cake who are kindly offering one lucky winner a Cake Voucher worth €80! Choose from a delicious sponge or chocolate biscuit cake and have it personalised with a message inscribed just for your mum!
Or if you fancy creating your own masterpiece you can choose to receive all the luxurious trimmings and bake your own!
To enter simply leave a comment below and let us know why you would like your mum to win!
Terms of Entry
One lucky winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday 31st March 2011.
As Bake my cake are located in Dublin, if the winner is outside of this area, the voucher can be redeemed online to buy baking supplies (icing, cupcake cases, sprinkles etc).
You can also watch the Bake My Cake team in action on Nationwide (just tune in at 14.55).
We couldn’t let St Patrick’s Day go past without marking it with a few Irish coffee recipes. As luck would have it we just received a new book as a gift this morning called “I love coffee” by Susan Zimmer and it has some excellent, easy and delicious coffee drink recipes, including some Irish favourites.
Feel free to send us in photos of any of your creations!
Now we dont need many excuses to indulge with our morning cup of coffee, but today is one of our favourites. We are all huge fans of pancakes with the simple lemon and sugar flavouring and we have already been indulging with our morning coffee.
There are so many wonderful receipes for pancakes so we had a search online to see what there is to offer in relation to coffee pancakes.
Here is what what we found.
We are delighted to be supporting the Irish Feminist Network for International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8th March. They are hosting a fundraising night with a host of talented musicians so if you would like to lend them your support, do go along to the Mercantile Bar on Dame Street to join the fun. The musicians include Isobel Anderson, Lauren Guilley, and Marianne Lee (some video clips below). All donations received will go towards raising awareness about gender inequality with a focus on empowering women in Ireland.
It’s 1st of March today and it has come around so fast. So much has happened in since the beginning of the year in the coffee world and with a new spring month a new chapter begins -always exciting. Out of curiousity we just had a look at March 1 in history to see how things compare today. Makes for interesting reading.
March 1st in History
1780: Pennsylvania becomes the first American state to abolish slavery
1932: The baby son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped
1954: First American hydrogen bomb test on the island of Bikini
1966: First ever (crash) landing on Venus took place by the soviet probe Venus 3
1978: Coffin of Charles Chaplin stolen, only months after being buried
March 1st birthdays
1810: Frederic Chopin, Polish composer
1902: Langston Hughes, American poet
1904: Glenn Miller, American bandleader
1910: David Niven, Scottish actor
1927: Harry Belafonte, American singer
1954: Ron Howard, American director