About

 

Hi there, welcome to Kitchen Feasts. I’m Vanessa , a trained artist (printmaker) and self taught baker and maker of yummy food. I am a single mamma who works a very full time job in a cool little wine bar and wine shop in County Dublin . I have two beautiful children, Elena and Alexander and a lovely 4 year old labrador called Cara. We used to have a tabby cat too, but due to the stress that babies and a crazy dog added to his life, he was sent off to live a happy peaceful life with my mother. Also used to have a husband too but… well he went off to live a happier life with another family as well, much like the cat!

Totally addicted to my morning cup of coffee and to name a few other things: almonds, avocados, coriander, coconut, and chocolate. A few of my favourite pastimes are my kids firstly and then sitting curled up on the sofa reading cook books and reading a good detective novel in bed. I dream of having my own cookbook and winning the lotto so I can spend more time with family ( I live in eternal hope)

So for all the days that are sublime and for the days that, well just don’t live up to the others, food is my saviour, my recipe for life.

Vanessa

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31 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thanks for checking out and following my blog recently! I hope you get a chance to stop by again and try a recipe out for yourself! I look forward to following your posts in the future as well.

    -Christine

  2. Hi Vanessa! Welcome to the world of food blogging. I’m looking forward to following your adventures and do hope you follow your dream to apply for a cookery show!! Thanks for following In an Irish Home. All the best. Kim

  3. Hi there, we have nominated you for a Liebster Award: http://britishblokescooking.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/humble-humble-humble-nut-incredibly-thrilled/ hope that’s ok?

  4. Ciao! I’ve nominated you for an award, but acceptance is purely optional. If you’re interested then please check out this post:

    http://ineedafeed.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/awards-november-2013/

  5. Hi Vanessa, just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Participation is optional, so if you would like to know more you can check out my post here: http://thejollybeetroot.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/dragons-loyalty-award/ 🙂 – Niki x

  6. Hello Vanessa, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award 🙂 I love your pictures and the way you present your food, I also like your recipes, especially the pud in a cup, I am sure my chocoholic-son will love it!
    http://lapetitepaniere.com/2014/01/05/dragons-loyalty-award/

    • This is funny, as I just nominated you as well! I wrote my post but didn’t have time to notify you as there were various family tantrums. Thank you for your nomination to me. I really value your following and support and love your blog and wish you many further awards. Vanessa x

  7. Beautiful blog Vanessa. I’m so glad you joined Fiesta Friday this week, enabling me to discover it and you. I look forward to wandering through your past posts, and I’m looking forward to the new ones too!

  8. Dear Vanessa
    I have nominated you and your blog, for the Sunshine Award!
    Congratulations!
    Please know that participation in purely optional, no hard feelings or unfollowings on my end! I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post [unless you wish to pass on the award nominations]. Promise 🙂
    You can pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass on the award at: http://feastingwithfriendsblog.com/2014/03/23/award-acceptance-wishing-for-spring/

  9. Nancy, thank you so much!!! It is such a lovely feeling when someone nominates you, and of course I accept, just a little delayed i’m sorry. You are very kind and I shall get my thinking and writing cap on now, Thank you again x

  10. Hi Vanessa! I wanted to stop by and let you know that I nominated you and your blog for the versatile blogger award. If you decide to accept the award, just follow this link. http://cookingwithawallflower.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/versatile-blogger-award/
    It’s a way for bloggers to show appreciation to other bloggers =) Congratulations!

  11. Hi there! I hope you are having a beautiful day… and I hope this Sunshine Award will add a smile on your pretty face! 😉

    It is not an obligation to participate, but if you decide to, here is the link: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/sunshine-award-4/

    ❤ Jhuls

  12. Hi Vanessa! I hope you are having an awesome week! I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You do have a very lovely blog and I really think that you deserve this award. For more info, go to: http://foodieonboard.com/2014/04/23/so-many-thanks/

    • This has been an awesome week! What makes it awesome was waking up to your message and feeling very lucky. I most certainly do accept and will write a post up shortly. Thank you! I hope you are having a great week too and have some nice plans for the weekend x V

      • I am so happy you will accept it, Vanessa and take your time! I hope you have a good weekend too – no big plans on my part….maybe a little Fiesta Friday on Friday 😀

  13. Hi Vanessa,

    I’m Rita Moudar , Project manager at Buzzeff Middle East,
    we are a social advertising platform and we are looking for bloggers who can participate to our clients campaign by seeding videos or publishing sponsored articles ,
    we pay 300 $ for 10,000 views and 100$ per article
    please contact me if you are interested and want more details,
    thank you,
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    Rita Moudar
    Project Manager
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  14. Vanessa,

    I may be busy with life and work the past weeks, but I am happy that finally, I am passing this ‘Versatile Award’ to you. Whether if you are participating or not, the award is yours to keep. Please click the link for details: http://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Wishing you a lovely day!

    xx
    Jhuls

  15. Dear Vanessa,
    I’m moving my blog from wordpress.com to a selfhosted site. If you wish to still receive an email when there is a new post on mademoisellegourmande.com, you need to subscribe again. I’m very sorry for that but would love if you’d keep on following! 🙂
    Love, Tina

  16. Hi, You have a lovely blog and hope to see more from your space 🙂

  17. Hi Vanessa. Hope you don’t mind but I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award: https://inanirishhome.com/2016/05/26/liebster-award/. If it’s not your kind of thing…no worries…if it is…great! I hope you accept, though, as I’d love to read your answers. All the best. Kim

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