Monday, June 23rd, 2014

I’m Back!! Wooooopeee!

Ok, let’s face it… it’s been one heck of a long time in-between drinks…

Finally ~ and after a somewhat unexpectedly longer hiatus than initially anticipated, I am delighted to announce WKA is back in action! *Happy dance*

The past 10 months have been a total full-on whirlwind for me. During most of this time I was working on my 2nd book ~ which I can now announce is titled ‘What Katie ate, at the Weekend‘.

It was a huge achievement for me to complete, as any author will tell you – and I personally found out sometimes the stressful way ~ your 2nd book is always your hardest to complete, (Hi Carla! ;) as you feel so much pressure to equal or better your first. The past 10 months also produced a few personal hurdles which I had to overcome, therefore I decided after throwing myself into the blog for the past 3+ years 24/7, it was time to give myself a long-overdue rest up to re-charge the creative batteries. However, it’s super nice to be back and thank you all for being so patient.

The new book will go on sale in Australia on October 22nd and will follow in the US and UK and other Euro countries a few months later in the Spring of 2015. It’s a gorgeous book, lighter and brighter than No. 1, with a very lifestyle-ish feel and centres around food which you can make and enjoy with friends and family at the weekends ~ be it a backyard BBQ; cosy Saturday night dinner party or a relaxed weekend brunch. The recipes will all work equally well mid-week too and are colourful, flavour-packed, some super healthy (some not ‘quite’ so much – but everything in moderation right? There are a few kale recipes for good measure ;) … They are easy to prepare and a lot are inspired by my travels over the past two years and the expanse of learning I gained through my journey with food over the past 2 years and working with the likes of Delicious Magazine (something I have ceased to do as of last March, but I had a ball working with such a great bunch of people and for a wonderful publication). It’s bright, girly, graphic and I feel is a nice nod to my 1st book but different in it’s own right and both myself and everyone at Penguin here in Aus and NYC are thrilled with it. I very much look forward to October and it going on sale and having a bit of a party… ;)

A few sneak peek pics…

All images © Katie Quinn Davies 2014

My plan for the blog going forward it to feature a lot more of other people’s food which I have eaten and enjoyed, be it a fab restaurant or bar here in Sydney or in other parts of the country and abroad. I will be featuring a few of my own recipes but a lot of those will be saved for WKA book No. 3 which I will start working on in the next few months. I have 4 or 5 great stories lined up for the next few weeks, including a super story on a recent return trip to Qualia ~ aka ‘paradise in QLD’ and where I was most fortunate to be invited back to only a week or so ago to cover their inaugural ‘Weekends of Wonderment’ program. I also have a feature on Marque restaurant and a trip I did to South Australia to talk at Tasting Australia in Adelaide, including some lovely shots of the Barossa again and its surrounds.

But to kick off, I wanted to feature a few recipes and shots from a recent shoot at a long-standing and much loved restaurant of mine; A Tavola. It’s located in Sydney’s Darlinghurst and now also in Bondi on super trendy and upcoming Hall Street. A Tavola was established in 2007 in buzzing Darlinghurst on Victoria Street by chef owner Eugenio Maiale. A Tavola quickly earnt a reputation of being one of Sydney’s best places to go for authentic Italian pasta. The long marble table is filled with loyal and regular diners – all seduced by the simplicity and honesty of Eugenio’s food and especially his love of good pasta. I have shot Eugenio’s food a few times now and it’s honestly one of my most favourite places to eat in Sydney. I love it for it’s cosy atmosphere, esp. the room upstairs at Darlinghurst which is ambient and romantic and has a super atmosphere on a Friday or Saturday night. If any one asks me what my favourite food is? I always reply “An amazing simple ragu and a good glass or two of Amarone wine” and if you are like me in this regard, you won’t be disappointed in A Tavola. The Bondi restaurant has a slightly different feel, especially during the day, it’s light and bright and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular spots for excellent Italian food in Bondi. The staff are great, fun, friendly and laid back.

Eugenio has kindly offered me three of his recipes to feature on the blog so you can try out some his recipes at home. Do try if you can to pop into the restaurant for yourself.

PAPPARDELLE CON RAGU DI MANZO ~ Recipe here

LINGUINI WITH SEAFOOD – RECIPE FROM THE TOWN OF VASTO IN ABRUZZO, ITALY ~ Recipe here

MEZZALUNE FILLED WITH ROASTED PUMPKIN AND AMERETTI ~ Recipe here

All images © Katie Quinn Davies 2014

Another thing I wanted to mention on the blog today is a really, really cool range of cards I stumbled across a few weeks ago. I used to own a greeting card company a few years ago ~ actually it was 10 years ago ~ God where does the time go to?! Anyway, I ran it for 3 or 4 years and let me say I think hats off to anyone who enters this tough industry, as it’s really hard to compete with the big guns in the card publishing world who can sell 12 cards to shops for 10 cents (madness…). All that aside, I am super picky when it comes to greeting cards and normally spend about 2 hours painstakingly perusing the rows and rows of cards in a shop for anything decent that catches my eye, I find it tough most times to find anything half decent as I am so particular about all things cards and the message they send. So, I was quite taken-a-back when I saw this range of food recipe greeting cards. I think they are really unique and they are such a simple, yet obvious idea. I am not sure if anything similar exists at the moment but I thought they were very pretty, very striking and different and the illustrations are utterly gorgeous.

Luscious Sticky Date Pudding Recipe Greeting Card

Divine Lemon Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe Greeting Card

Speedy White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake Recipe Greeting Card

Chunky Choc Nut Cookies Recipe Greeting Card



All images © Rosie Handley

Each card features beautiful artwork by Rosie Handley who is a Sydney based Australian designer and illustrator, Rosie has a love for food and art, and her cards provide her with an outlet to express her passion for both. On the back of each card Rosie features recipes such as: Speedy White Chocolate and Raspberry Cake; Divine Lemon Chocolate Cheesecake and my fave the wickedly fab-sounding: Naughty Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding. A christmas range is currently being completed at present too. Cards come in packs of 4 or 8. They’d be perfect for birthdays; thank you notes; good luck cards etc etc etc… I too think they’d make a gorgeous range if framed and hung in a kitchen.

On an end note, Rosie also provides custom illustrations, as she says “anything’s possible!” Contact info and most importantly info on where to buy here at: tastyartcards.com

GIVEAWAY

I have 1 pack of Rosie beautiful cards to give away. To be sent anywhere in the world.
To win, simply post a comment below letting me know by July 12, which of Rosie’s cards from her site you like the most and which recipe you like the sound of most?
Her full range can be seen here

Until next time and a lot of gloating about spending a weekend at one of the most beautiful resorts/places in Aus… K XX

92 Responses to “I’m Back!! Wooooopeee!”

  1. June 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    wow wow wow!!
    Can’t wait for the new book! Welcome back, stunning images <3 THOSE RIBS! OMG!

  2. Sarah-Jane
    June 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Katie so glad you are baaaaack!
    Can’t wait to get your new book

    The gingerbread cards are my fave

    SJ (Irish in Perth x)

  3. June 23, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I have your first book and woren the pages thin by using it so much. The photos and recipes you give are so real for the everyday cook but yet have an elegance I can not describe

    So happy you have come back, you are such an inspiration to fellow Australian food blogger,

  4. June 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Welcome back! So glad to be able to read and admire your gorgeous photos. I think those cards are absolute works of art, and I think I would frame them and hang them in my kitchen. My favourite is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, I would love to see the recipe, though the Naughty Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding sounds like amazing!

  5. Amanda
    June 23, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Lemon chocolate cheesecake is my favorite card (and recipe idea) but it was hard to decide! I love these cards!

  6. June 23, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I do love naughty chocolate bread band butter pudding!
    Welcomw back! It’s such a pleasure to read good news!!
    Scake

  7. June 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    So good to have you back, Katie! It was just yesterday when I thought of you; how you’re doing and when you will start blogging again (not kidding!!). Can’t wait for more WKA and your second book. Your first one is definitely one of my most favorite cookbooks both visually and recipe-wise (lasagne, anyone?). I’m sue the second one will be even more stunning.

  8. Rebecca Cook
    June 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Yay!!
    I just received your first cookbook from the Book Depository last week and I can honestly say it is my new favourite of all time. And I am an avid cookbook collector! So news there is another book on the way is fabulous.

    Of the recipe cards I’d gave to say Sticky Date Pudding. We have a 10 year old son who inhales this dessert if it’s available!

    Super glad to gave you back blogging.
    Rebecca :)

    • Rebecca Cook
      June 23, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      God – ipad changes every ‘have’ to ‘gave’!!

  9. June 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Welcome back! Looking forward to book number two. I’m a big fan of A Tavola too..

    The pineapple upside down cake is my favourite card (just love the colours) and it’s pretty hard to beat the mezzalune recipe. I actually made porcini ravioli tonight, but love the idea of the pumpkin and ameretti filling.

  10. June 23, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Lemon chocolate cheesecake for me wins both the best design and recipe as it combines a very Mediterranean look and two of my favourite ingredients.

  11. Lynda Johnson
    June 23, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Katie, I am new to your blog but I am just in love with it! I have purchased your first book and, well, it is amazing. I love the artwork, the handwork, the uniqueness of it, everything. I can’t wait for the second one!
    These greeting are beautiful. My favourite (I love them all) is the yellow background one and the White Chocolate Raspberry Cake sound delicious. With the summer upon us the freshness and lightness of this cake drew my attention.
    Thank you for all your hard work in putting another book together and for posting again on your blog.

  12. Reannon
    June 23, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I’m so glad you’re back and cannot wait for your new book- how exciting?!

    Those cards are gorgeous & I didn’t know which one to pick but I think I’d take the Spoedy White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake because I’ve just had my 4th baby 12 months after my 3rd baby so I need things to be quick, super quick, and really tasty :)

  13. June 23, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    YAY! so excited for your second book!! just love your work!!
    laura&nora

  14. June 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I am so happy that you are back. I’ve been missing your beautiful posts! SO excited about the new book, it looks like a complete stunner. Congratulations on completing it, and I can’t wait to get a copy! :)

  15. June 24, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Lemon chocolate cheesecake for sure! I’m sure to love it!

    And looking forward to your new posts. So glad you are back!

  16. Xanthi
    June 24, 2014 at 1:12 am

    finally some good news, with you back, it was about time to read and feel inspired again, I really wish you all the luck and hapiness in the world.

    From the tasty art cards I am 100% all the Christmas ones….so nice to send a Christmas wish like that, it will definitely be a hit!!!

    from the actual range the Pineapple upside down cake, combines nice colors and yamm yamm taste!!!!

  17. June 24, 2014 at 1:24 am

    So happy you’re back Katie, and even more so for this book :) Congrats!! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

  18. Jovana Miljanovic
    June 24, 2014 at 2:36 am

    I really like this post :)

    More new posts about NYC on my side so check them out :)

    http://jovanamiljanovic.com

  19. Sj Dc
    June 24, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Congratulations on the book!

    The card for naughty choc bred n butter pudding looks divine..can’t wait fr the recipe too to find outwt h ‘naughty’ is!

  20. June 24, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Hi Katie – great to see you’re back, and so lovely to meet you at Tasting Australia. Best of luck with the book launch, I’m sure it will be huge – maybe need a Whiskey Mac to celebrate!? :)

  21. June 24, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Thanks for the update it’s been a long time coming but not doubt will be worth the wait. I have already made sure to mark the release date for Bk2 in the diary.

  22. June 24, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Hello Katie. We love your stuff and are very happy your are back. Be sure to let us know if you make your way to Burgundy. We’d love to show you around. You are an inspiration!

    Marjorie et Kendall
    THE COOK’S ATELIER

  23. June 24, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Was so nice to meet you in Adelaide a couple of months ago. So looking forward to the new direction of the blog! Already it looks great – love the food at a tavola and you have captured the atmosphere beautifully. Looking forward to the new book.

  24. Hillary
    June 24, 2014 at 8:54 am

    The hummingbird cupcakes are adorable and sound delicious!

  25. June 24, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Hi Katie

    Thank you for taking me on a visit to A Tavola – will look it up next trip to Sydney and make an effort to move off the Peninsular ;)
    Rosie’s cards are all so beautiful, so cannot chose a favorite!
    Good luck with the book launch in October!

  26. June 24, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Welcome back! I’ve missed your work and look forward to the new book and your new recipes :) !!!

  27. Rebecca Laney
    June 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Hands down, Sticky date pudding. Who can say no to a good sticky date, it’s the perfect option to share with all your friends……I’m looking forward to the Christmas line, will be the perfect Christmas card substitute

  28. June 24, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Wonderful to have you back!!! So excited for the next book, and for the direction the blog is heading!

  29. June 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Hey Katie, soooo good to have you back !! I’ve missed your beautiful blog, your photos and stories. The sneak peek photos from your new book look absolutely beautiful and I can’t wait for it to be available. Thank you for the recipes and gorgeous images from A Tavola…..we are eating Italian tonight for sure. Great to have you back !

  30. June 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Thrilled to have you back in action and see a lovely post on WKA :-) you were sorely missed!! The book preview looks fantastic, as with the first one, I cannot wait to grab a copy :-) Much love!! xx

  31. Tami
    June 24, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Yahoo Katie! So nice to hear from you again! I really can’t wait for your 2nd book!
    Love love love the cards! Hummingbird Cupcakes are my fave, but I really do love them all.

  32. June 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    All of Rosie’s recipes look divine! The hummingbird cupcake sounds so sweet and fresh. I would love to try to make some, and pink and yellow colors are perfect for summer!

  33. paivi
    June 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    So great to have you back! Hummingbird cupcakes are my favourite.

  34. Jen Walters
    June 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I’m new to your blog, but have been trying out some of your fabulous recipes. Your books are definitely on my wanted list!
    Those cards are lovely. I very keen to get the Christmas ones when they come out. Tough to choose between the sticky date pudding, spicy gingerbread biscuits, lemon chocolate cheesecake and chunky choc nut cookies. I think spicy gingerbread biscuits sneaks in though.
    Look forward to reading more

  35. June 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Good to hear from you again! Came back with good recipes for the food lovers like me! I like the recipe of Linguini with Seafood. I’m a lover of Sea foods. Cheers:)

  36. Ally
    June 24, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats on completing your book. Can’t wait to get a copy in October. I love lemons, i love chocolate and I love cheesecake so it was a no brainer for me which card was my favourite the beautiful cover would almost make too hard for me to give it away !!!

  37. June 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Woo!! Welcome back! this is so exciting! i’m such a fan of your beautiful photography :)
    super excited for your new book coming out – its officially on the birthday wish list.
    looking forward to all your exciting posts in the future :)

    Bec {Daisy and the Fox}
    http://www.daisyandthefox.wordpress.com

  38. June 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Yeaaahhh … hope your book comes also out in German … because I´m totally in love with No. 1
    thanx for sharing your love to cook
    many many greetings from germany
    Andrea

  39. Berta Drost
    June 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    YEAH !

  40. Emily
    June 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Oh goodness me there is so much excitement above!

    I’ve missed you!

    Firstly, BIG congratulations on your second book. I cannot wait to see it and get a copy. Your first book (as with all of your recipes and food pics) makes me want to make everything! It is rather dangerous.

    Secondly, I wish I lived in Sydney so I could visit A Tavola for a meal. But I will settle for making the pappardelle ragu from the recipe. How generous to share it.

    Great to ‘see’ you again :)

  41. June 24, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Welcome back, and loving the fresh-look styling and images. You are a photography/editing genius! As for the lovely, lovely cards all of them are so pretty and abstractly feminine. I do fancy the Hummingbird cupcakes card – the look/colours and recipe. I just know they will have yummy pineapple in, and hopefully pecans, too. Looking forward to more sumptuous posts and of course your second book. All best from an American reader living in Edinburgh, Scotland. x

  42. June 24, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK!

    I so appreciate your style and recipes. I love your food photography as well it is so inspiring!

    Can’t wait to have your second book added to my collection. Your first one is a go to for me! ESP the shepards pie!

  43. June 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Ciao! Welcome back — I recently found your site and I’ve been anxiously waiting for your latest posts. Your photos are amazing!! Newcomers such as myself have a lot to learn but studying the best is a beginning. I love the recipe cards and Speedy White Chocolate and Raspberry sounds yummy but the colors are what captured my attention. I wish I could have been with you at A Tavola — the menu sounds fantastic and the chef’s last name made me chuckle — it translates in Italian to “pig”.

  44. Rochelle
    June 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Very excited to hear about you’re second book! Your first book was fantastic. Looking forward to seeing it on the shelves soon. P.S love up your blog too. Welcome back Katie..

  45. christine
    June 24, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    dear katie,
    I look forward to your second book and I hope it will translate into german – I love your first book very much!
    my favourite card is: – I like lemon and chocolate!
    kind regards from germany
    christine

  46. June 24, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Oh my – what a gush of WONDER, beauty and talent – I shall dream of you and your new book, blog posts, photos, and whatnot else – joy, joy, joy! And welcome back :)
    I’m literally drooling over my keyboard looking at those yummy photos – it’s unfair, Katie, and you know it… I mean, it’s 3.30pm and I mustn’t eat anything for at least another 4 hours….

    As for the cards: I like the lot but best I think is the sticky pudding with the BUTTON …. so witty and cool – as I often make my own cards for the same reasons as you state too and for having the exactly right card for the person and the event – but all of these would find thankful takers because they are so fresh!

    Now I shall ask myself for the rest of my life what kind of a wonderful table they have @ Eugenio’s….

    Thank you for ‘coming back’ and looking forward to any morsel of you in my mailbox. Love from nr Paris, Kiki

  47. rowena
    June 24, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Welcome back!!
    I can’t wait for the new cookbook!!!

    The spicy gingerbread biscuits are my favourite card, but they are all fabulous. What a great idea. I love a good greeting card!

  48. June 25, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Amazing things here. I am very glad to see your post.
    Thanks a lot and I am taking a look forward to contact you.
    Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  49. June 25, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Welcome back, Katie, you have been missed!! What a beautiful first post for your return. As usual, your photography is gorgeous and inspires me to cook, eat and blog!! Can’t wait for autumn to make that luscious looking pumpkin stuffed mezzalune! Thank you!
    Susan

  50. June 25, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I forgot to mention which one of the recipes I liked best (I guess you are speaking of the cards….) – I really, really can’t say – I’m more of a ‘tarte’ person and if I’d have to choose between starter & main or main & dessert I always go for the SM…. so no choice – I ‘only’ went for the very visual impact!

  51. June 25, 2014 at 2:06 am

    I LOVE your photos! Yummy.

    My favorite card is the Divine Lemon Chocolate Cheesecake.

  52. Erin
    June 25, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I like the artwork on the card for Luscious Sticky Date Pudding and the recipe for Chunky Choc Nut Cookies sounds great!

  53. Helene
    June 25, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Hello Katie, greetings from Montreal, Canada!

    I’m so glad you’re back and I can’t wait for the next book, thanks for the sneak peek pics!

    I love the cards, my favorite has to be the Christmas date bars, love the holiday and love food gifts!

    Helene

  54. June 25, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Wow! Fantastic Photos!

  55. Nadine Kurland
    June 25, 2014 at 10:11 am

    I like the hummingbird cards – my favorite, if elusive, bird. The egg and salmon(?) looks yummy!

  56. Penny
    June 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

    So happy to hear you are coming out with another book. Your first cookbook is awesome!

    Penny
    Toronto, Canada

  57. jeannine
    June 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

    hi Katie,

    I’m new to your blog and just find your photography amazing, not to mention the great words and recipes. I will become addicted to your blog.

    My favorite card is the Christmas rum balls…who doesn’ t love the christmas season, a little bit of rum and a good ball!

  58. Joanne
    June 25, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Hi Katie, from Calgary Canada! My favourite card would have to be the luscious sticky date pudding, but really, it’s like choosing your fave child–impossible!

  59. June 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    So glad that you’re back!

    http://brittannytaylor.com/blog/

  60. June 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I’ve been beaming in every so often to see if Christmas was long past! But been keeping tabs on you via Instagram! Really excited to see how your Italian escapade last summer weaves its way into your new book, which is full of more amazing WKA judging by the tempter shots!

    Rosie’s cards are divine. I did something a little similar as (photo) recipe cards for a group of US ladies I ran a Med cooking course for. The idea of a card that doubles up as a keepsake is such a special way to say happy birthday or a thank-you. Love all Rosie’s but I’d have to plump for the ‘Pineapple Upside Down Cake’ as it’s a wonderfully nostalgic memory for me – my mum used to do one in the ’70s using those very wet tinned pineapple rings! I hated it as a child, but lurve pineapple now!

  61. June 26, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Hey ! I’m so happy you are back !
    Can’t wait for next posts and book !!
    Love from France

  62. June 26, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Glad you’re back Katie ! I had just discovered your blog, and you disappeared ! Looking forward to buying your new book. I think I will buy it in english, waiting for Spring 15 is too long ;) !
    And thank you for all these new addresses that look so beautiful and delightful !
    Even if Australia is a bit far away from me to book a table at A Tavola for the weekend !

  63. Heather
    June 26, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Happy day! Here’s to the triumphant return, lovely recipes, and sweet cards. CHEERS.

  64. kathie
    June 26, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Sooo excited that you are back Katie…have missed your gorgeous blog! My fave recipe is the Lemon Chocolate Cheesecake it sounds very interesting also am curious about the Christmas recipe cards that are to come.

  65. Paul
    June 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    You’re back… brilliant!

    A Tavola is a lovely restaurant, one of my favourite Italians as well. That ragu… hmmmm!

    My favourite card has to be the Speedy White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake. It looks so incredibly moist… even in Rosie’s design.

    Look forward to the next post!

  66. June 27, 2014 at 6:02 am

    meravigliosa Katie….felice di ritrovarti, la carta che amo?…..and my favorite card is the Divine Lemon Chocolate Cheesecake.

  67. June 27, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Glad to see you blogging again, and congrats on your 2nd book! I love these cards, they are all gorgeous. I love the choc. bread & butter pudding cards!

  68. June 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Yay, I’m so pleased as I discovered your blog not that long ago and have tried SO many dishes all of which have been superb! You’ve returned with one of my fav restaurants so I was so pleased to jump back on only to discover that. Looking forward to the second book!

  69. Marieke
    June 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Also from the Netherlands, welcome back Katie. Your recipes and photos are amazing!! I’m not that good in English so I read slowly :-) but that don’t mind. I want miss anything of WKA.

    My favourite card? The speedy white chocolate & raspberry cake card. The beautiful colour combination of the card makes me happy. I love it. And when I think to eat that cake it makes me even happier.

  70. June 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    It is good that you are back and we are happy that your book will sell in Europe. we loved the pictures, excellent ! Congratulations.

  71. Mariana
    June 27, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    So nice you’re back! I got your book from Christmas last year here in Brazil. The book is just gorgeous, those pictures of yours are stunning… And it must be amazing to be translated into other languages and sold worldwide! Congrats!

    I really like the card and the recipe for the Lemon chocolate cheesecake. Lemon + chocolate + cheesecake, can’t see it getting any better…

  72. June 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    So glad you are back! You have been missed. And what a beautiful way to return. That first photo I LOVE!

  73. Sarah H.P.
    June 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I think the card and recipe for lemon chocolate cheesecake look wonderful!

  74. June 29, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I am so excited for your new book and glad to see your post and beautiful pics that I am a big fan of….

    As for the recipe cards and recipe both it has to be the upside down pineapple cake…sounds so fresh and light and refreshing for a hot summer :) would love love to make an upside down cake with fresh pineapple and fresh whipped pineapple cream

  75. June 30, 2014 at 4:50 am

    So nice to see you back and congratulations on your second book.

  76. June 30, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Yay!! I am so glad WKA is back. I love the idea of your new book, definitely an early christmas present to myself. I love your photos, you are definitely my inspiration.
    Rosie
    http://www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

  77. Pixie
    June 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I love the first book, will definitely get the second.

    One question though… I bought the first book in England (soooo much cheaper there), but when I returned to Australia and had a peek at the book in a book store there, I noted that the tablespoon measurements are the same in both copies. But the UK tablespoon is 5 mL less than the Aussie one, so which is used? Does anyone know? Is it specified in the book and I’ve just missed it? An Irish woman who’s moved to Australia…. could be either!

  78. Georgie
    June 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Wow, I saw your book at a friends house three days ago and borrowed it to read over a rainy weekend. I have since made two delicious recipes and ordered two books (for me and my mum) as I was so impressed with the recipes. It is so also great to read your blog.

    I really like the idea of Sticky Date pudding as it is my husbands favourite dessert and one that he always compares to his mum’s. I am in need of an amazing recipe to live up to his expectation.

    Can’t wait for your book to arrive

  79. July 1, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Welcome back! I think I haven’t realized that I loved and missed your food photos this much until I saw them again in my feed. Well…

    Also lovely cards and hard to choose but Chunky choc nut cookies sound delicious!

  80. Ann
    July 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Hi Katie,
    Lovely to see you back blogging, looking forward to reading your posts.
    Best of luck with the book, can’t for it reach these shores!

    As for the cards, well what a great creative idea.
    I love the White Choc and Raspberry one and would love to get my hands on the recipe for the Chocolate and Lemon Cheesecake. It sounds so intriguing and brings to mind my favourite Godiva chocolate egg that they have in stock around Easter.
    Thanks and best wishes from a fellow Irishwomam (you’re doing us so proud!) in Frankfurt.

  81. Ann
    July 1, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Hi Katie,
    Lovely to see you back blogging, looking forward to reading your posts.
    Best of luck with the book, can’t wait for it to reach these shores!

    As for the cards, well what a great creative idea.
    I love the White Choc and Raspberry one and would love to get my hands on the recipe for the Chocolate and Lemon Cheesecake. It sounds so intriguing and brings to mind my favourite Godiva chocolate egg that they have in stock around Easter.
    Thanks and best wishes from a fellow Irishwomam (you’re doing us so proud!) in Frankfurt.

  82. Chelsea Jo
    July 2, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Welcome back! I can’t wait till your next book’s released :D I love the sound of Hummingbird Cupcakes, but all those cards look beautiful!

  83. July 2, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Glad to hear from you again and same as many before me when I say stunning photos. The new book idea sounds great and I can’t wait to hear what you’ll have for us next!

  84. Mairead Dowd
    July 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Hey there Katie – it’s really wonderful that you are back. Really love checking in to see what you are up to. Love the bread and butter pud above and would love the cards. Sorry we lost contact after my break up with Rory. Hope you and Mike ate well. Looking forward to the new book. Love Mairead x

  85. Helen
    July 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Yay that you’re back to the blog (my frequent checking is now rewarded..hehe..) and congratulations on your new book too! My favourite card is the Chunky choc nut cookies one.

  86. July 4, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    such gorgeous photos! congrats on your book, cant wait to get my hands on 1!

  87. Anne
    July 5, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Yay, you are back! I’ve been checking in a few times over the last months and am so excited about your new post. Plus a giveaway, oh my.
    The cards are all great but I think I like the lemon chocolate cheesecake one the most. I mean who doesn’t like a good cheesecake ;-) Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.
    I’m really happy for you that you finished your book. Can’t wait to see more of it.
    All the best
    Anne

  88. July 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Congrats on the upcoming book! Also can’t wait to see your feature on Marque.

  89. July 21, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Welcome Back! !!!! You were missed so muchhhhh :)
    Can’t wait to hold your new book in my hand… beautiful preview..much love! xoxo

  90. August 18, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    The food, of course woah – but those copper shades! humdinger!
    T x

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