We had a wonderful Saturday at the Cahersiveen Festival. So many lovely people came over to chat. My favorite recipes of the day were “Kerry Cake,” a tie-dyed green and yellow cake to represent County Kerry, and Red Velvet, of course. Next time I’m invited to a market like this, I’ll make sure to bring LOTS more!
Ballingskelligs is a beautiful place here in South Kerry, and Ballingskelligs Country Market is where I started Rae’s Homemades as a hobby. Located at Cafe Cois Tra by the beach, owner and operater Barbara O’Shea Cassidy organizes the summer-long event by word of mouth and via Facebook.
I had the absolute pleasure of attending four Sunday markets at the Cafe this summer, and have included some photos from them here. It was because of the Ballingskelligs Market that I developed a passion for creating baked goods that differed from the norm, and worked hard to make buns and breads that anyone could enjoy.
Rae’s Homemades became something much bigger than I anticipated in no-time. I began to stretch my baking abilities by offering a wider range of desserts that I hoped people would love. To this day, I strive to make the very best quality desserts available in Cahersiveen, and someday I hope to have a shop that I can call home.
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