Sunday, 8 March 2009

A shining star of wonderful gorgeousness

I would like to publically apologise to the shining star of wonderful gorgeousness English Mum for not having her on my blogroll. I am a shoddy fellow Irish blogger and I sincerely apologise for my oversight and extreme shoddiness!! This mistake has now been rectified!!!

I also apologise to my readers for not updating my blog aswell, I am a bad blogger and have no excuse apart from laziness! I've been baking but not updating! The last scones were gorgeous though!!! I will be back soon....................................and remember I love you all!!!


English Mum said...


Roses! My favourite! You shouldn't have. I feel all mean for moaning now :-)

Fanks xxx

Mary T said...

You are making me hungry, with over an hour until lunch this is not good!

Anonymous said...

Hurry back Rachel, I'm missing your blog :)

English Mum said...

I second that. C'mon girl!!!

Caleb said...

I found your food blog going through a few links. Glad I ran into it. Didn’t know that the food blog/recipe community was so big online. I love your posts!

I was wondering if you would like to exchange links. I’ll drop yours on my site and you drop mine on yours. Email at or stop by my site and drop a comment. Let me know if you would like to do a link exchange.


Andrea said...

Came across your site via English Mum...all these gorgeous websites!! I think it's time to change mine.

George@CulinaryTravels said...

C'mon Rachel. Where are you?

Lorna said...

Hi Rachel,

I am a researcher for the RTÉ programme The Restaurant. We are currently selecting diners to join us on our upcoming series.
Perhaps you would kind enough to forward the below message to your members/suppliers/customers so that any interested "foodies" could get in touch?
Should you have any queries or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at this email address or either of the numbers listed below.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Lorna Hartnett
The Restaurant
+353 85 77 080 52
+353 1864 1444

Do you want to dine in RTÉ's "The Restaurant"?

Are you a foodie who loves to eat out?

Do you know your chilli from your cayenne?

Then we want you!

We would like to invite any interested members of Irish food & wine blogs to apply to be a diner on our upcoming series.

The Restaurant is back for its seventh series on RTÉ One. In each
episode a 'celebrity' head chef will take on the culinary challenge to
produce a top class, three course meal with two value-for-money wines.
The celebrities who become chefs for a night will be people who have a
passion for food and dining. The programme will give the "chef" the
opportunity to "go pro" for one night and serve up a real restaurant
meal. The resident critics are Tom Doorley and Paolo Tullio, with one
other special guest critic each week. The identity of the "mystery
chef" will remain secret to all in "The Restaurant" until after the
meal. Before the chef leaves the kitchen the critics will decide
whether the meal is worth a star rating of between one and five. When
the celebrity chef's identity is revealed they sit down with critics
to find out how they fared.

Dining at 'The Restaurant' involves becoming a 'critic' for the
evening. We need YOU, as our diners, to get involved in the experience
and to voice your opinions on the food and wine being served to you.

Vision Independent Productions are looking for diners for the series
which will be filming on location in The Wineport Lodge in Athlone
this September, so if you think you're up to the challenge of
critiquing the menu the mystery "chef" whips up in the kitchen, we
want to hear from you.

For more information or to get involved please contact:

Telephone - 01 864 1444
Mobile - 085 77 080 52
Email -

Don't forget to include your contact details - Name, address, phone
number and tell us a little about yourself and your interest cooking
and dining.

Rosiedays said...

Rachel I am your best foodie friend and I am already picking my outfit for "The Restaurant" ;) ;)

I took a break from floristry today and make brown bread - which went very well, and chocolate chip cookies which tasted great but didn't look so fantastic, deffo one to try again!

Bring back the blog posts girlie I know you have been cooking !!

Sinead xx

Lorna said...

Sinead, if you are interested in paricipating in The Restaurant, please contact me at the email address given above.

Send some details about yourself and your the other diners whom you would like to accompany you. Your interest in food (cooking, eating out) and any experience you have in the food or wine industry would be particularly relevant.

Please be sure to include personal contact numbers for all members of your dining party as I will need to complete a 10-20 minute telephone interview with all potential diners prior to their entry into the lottery for tables.

Please be aware that it is only possible to seat smaller tables of 2/3/4 so please keep this in mind when choosing your dining companions.

We are again filming in The Wineport Lodge in Athlone this year, and the shooting dates are 19/20 September.

Cristina said...

I read your comment in Tartelette, about the fact you like Paris, France...
I just started a blog yesterday, about cooking and Paris and the French (I'm Argentinian), maybe you like looking at my pictures...
I love your country! Nice landscapes, but mainly nice people!

Donal said...

Hiya Rachael,

Could you pop me your email address to

Have something to send ya! :)



Anonymous said...

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MummyPages said...

When are you coming back Rachel....are lacking inspiration right now.

rachel neil said...

Hi, My name is Rachel:
I really love your blog, I'll be trying out your recipes in the near future.
I was wondering if you'd like to do a link exchange.
here's my site: (food)

thank you for your time
(Send e-mail to)
Rachel Neil
RE: Link Exchange
Please include your URL in the e-mail for me to link to.

Lora @PhD on line said...

Apology accepted, hopefully! Yeah, you might have overlooked it. I’m pretty sure you will be forgiven since it’s sincere and heartfelt. Anyway, good luck to you and I wish you positive results! Have a nice day and the bunch of flowers is perfect for an apology gift! God Bless you!

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