Sunday, January 30, 2011

A whole month!

WOW! I can't believe it has been almost a whole month since we opened! Of course the saying goes: ‘Time flies when you are having fun.’

Truthfully, the days have gone by so quickly we've hardly had a chance to register what day it was! We're getting into the swing of things. I'm getting used to my kitchen and (for the most part) remember where I've put things! We've been bringing in new flavours every few days and I've been trying to use lovely local fruit for some of them. I'll keep doing that as the seasons change.

One of the most exciting things of the past month has been finally getting to meet in person so many of you, who have been following our story here as well as on facebook and twitter. I can't describe the thrill I get when I see a car pulling up outside the café and the people inside with excited expressions on their face that they found us and are actually here! In a small way it is as though they feel like our café is theirs, too, and it really makes me feel good! Thanks so much for coming and keeping me going even though I've been totally exhausted this month :)

I've been answering lots of baking related questions from my customers, too. Lots of people, it seems, love to bake.

Olivia's arm is almost better; just two days ago the plaster came off. Of course, now she is taking antibiotics for a nasty bug she picked up! It's been a busy month from that point of view, too!

We've got lots planned in the next few days and weeks. We'll try our best to keep you all posted. It's been a while since we had a little give-away, so I thought it's time. I'm going to give away 5 madagascan vanilla pods. These pods are about 20cm (4in) long and very supple and fresh. You can use your vanilla pods by scraping out the seeds and adding them directly to your cake batter or your frosting, then you can use the leftover pod to make vanilla sugar. Which you can then add to your hot drinks or baking!

To enter leave a comment answering who in your household likes cooking? Everyone? No one? And what's the thing they like to cook? You have until midnight Saturday local time (GMT +2) to leave your comment. Only the first comment will count for each participant. Please make sure that we have a way to contact you if you win.

Liz Cupcakes


  1. i would say pretty much everyone. :)

  2. mum likes to cook global cuisine, dad likes to cook traditioanl cretan cuisine, daughter likes to cook 'easy food', while son likes to cook when he sees his sister cooking - i suppose everyone that's everyone!

  3. Όλη η φαμίλια...απλά κάποια από τα μέλη έχουν "φτωχό" μενού (στραπατσάδα, αυγά τηγανητά, αυγά βραστά, ομελέτα άντε και καμιά μακαρονάδα:P)

    PS. I Miss you !!