Sunday, 8 June 2008

fanciful flavours to tantalise the taste buds...

so it was a lovely sunny summer's day this morning and decided to pack a picnic and head to the Powerscourt Waterfall in Co. Wicklow. just spectacular! anyway after full bellies and copious sun-kisses enjoyed by the side of a babbling brook, i just simply had to arrange a stop off at Powerscourt House to check out the Avoca Shop...it is a must because it is always stocked with such amazing delights. every time i go i always feel like there is never enough time to properly explore...there's really THAT much stuff in the shop. and today, it did not disappoint...so here i am to tantalise your taste buds with a hint of future flavours of cupcakes...

lavender...syrup and chocolate...how divine...and i have been aching to make some lavender cupcakes since just about ever...i love the relaxing aroma of lavender...so soothing and calming

and from one fragrant flower to another...yes, with summer in the air, everything IS coming up roses, as we have been blessed with beaming sunshine these past few weeks and it just puts you in the mood for all things flower-y and flour-y! rose cupcakes...hmmm...scent-a-liciously divine!

and this final jar of goodness...strawberry and champagne jam...sounds almost too good to be true and with Wimbledon tennis tournament just around the corner, these sound like the perfect ingredient for another heady summer treat.

stay tuned, my friends and you know you won't be disappointed!

(now where do i hide all this stuff so it is not sneakily devoured by a hungry brother on a midnight snack hunt...?)

5 comments:

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

ooooo I have these syrups and the rosehip one (but am yet to find a use for that one!) they are so so good and the flavours are lovely.

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi rachel...did you get the syrups in avoca too? i didn't see the rosehip one tho...sounds divine!

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

Hope it is divine, am planning on making either lavender or rose creme brulee soon enough, YUM!

Faery said...

Ha I knew it... the fairies love the scent of the flowers, don't we :)

the AIRY FAIRY said...

rachel, lavender or rose creme brulee sounds absolutely scrumptious!

yes faery...us fairies are suckers for flowers....:)