Saturday, 5 February 2011

If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake....

... but I didn't, so I got you a baby instead.


Kitty Coren

It's funny. I've been secretly worried out of my mind for the last 30 years that I'll be a terrible mother. Just like I didn't learn how to drive until I was 28 because I was so worried about being a shit driver, about driving absent-mindedly into lamp posts, or when drunk.

But then I finally learnt how to drive and it turns out that I'm a fucking brilliant driver. Like, seriously great. I can even park.

I mean, it's a bit early to tell whether babies are easier or harder than cars, but at the very least I'm not scared anymore. And you've got to start somewhere.

So, welcome to Recipe Rifle, Kitty cat. It's kind of like quite a shit food blog - but it's all yours.


(Back soon,
E xxx)

90 comments:

  1. Huge congratulations! I'm a bit of a lurker on your blog, but I love your recipes & your humour. I'm expecting our first baby in August, so I'm hoping it all falls into place as I feel like I don't have a clue.

    I'm looking forward to how you balance babydom and a food blog, so I can at least get some ideas!

    Welcome to Kitty - she's truly beautiful.

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  2. Congrats, Esther (and Giles) - she's utterly gorgeous, and I love those chubby cheeks! Welcome to the world, Kitty.

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  3. Many many congratulations! She's adorable.

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  4. This is the sweetest blog. Congratulations!

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  5. Kitty is seriously one beautiful baby (and coming from me who is normally as maternal as a cuckoo that's saying something!)
    Congrats to you all.

    P.S. Her name suits her perfectly! :D

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  6. Ahh, lovely. Bit too young too cook for yet though, you can give her your (very brilliant)food blog when she is older!

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  7. What a little beauty! She's making me very broody, which is crap because my husband has said he doesn't want any more. Congratulations on becoming a mum - it's hilarious fun. (That didn't rhyme on purpose)

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  8. SarahBotherway5 February 2011 19:47

    She is gorgeous, love those cheeks!

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  9. She is adorable. Many congratulations! Great name too.

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  10. Oh dear God.
    1. Congratulations.
    2. Kitty Coren is an amazing name.

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  11. Congrats, she's lovely :) x

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  12. Congratulations! She's beautiful. Kath x

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  13. She's beautiful.

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  14. She's so sweet. Congratulations!

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  15. Only one word, gorgeous!
    oh and thank god its a girl, 2 of giles really, i mean really????

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  16. Kitty is absolutely beautiful!! Perfect.

    Congratulations to you and Giles!!!

    Katie
    x

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  18. Aaaah so gorgeous! Many congratulations!

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  19. What a nice baby. I don't even really like babys but your one lookss lovely. Really like the blog too. Congratulations!

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  20. Congratulations, Esther! She's so cute!

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  21. Awwww! Congratulations!!! Love to all three xxx

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  22. congratulations!!! and she is SUCH a cute baby!(and i'm not just saying that to be nice - seriously - babies are not at all always cute - some of them can look like ugly little aliens - but kitty is absolutely superb - anne geddes baby pic cute - well done to the two of you!)

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  23. Congratulations! What a cutie! :)

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  24. Esther, she looks adorable. I know roughly as much about babies as I do about cars (e.g. nothing) but I know cute when I see it. Congratulations!

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  25. Hello Kitty!!! :) What a nice picture of your baby girl, Esther. And I'm sure you'll be a great mum!

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  26. Congratulations! She's gorgeous.

    I must say, I'm seriously impressed that you updated us straight away..for the past month every time there's been a gap of more than like, a few days between your blogs I've been convinced you'd given birth. But no! You are a truly committed blogger.

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  27. Congratulations Corens! x

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  28. This recipe you got right the first time. She's beautiful.

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  29. Wow, she really is a corker! Beautiful baby, well done for bringing her safely into the world & congratulations. Enjoy every day with her!

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  30. Congratulations, Esther and Giles.

    Oh, and a big welcome to Kitty too.

    Does this mean future recipes will include a lot of purees?

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  31. Congratulations Esther. Kitty is just gorgeous. Makes me feel rather clucky!

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  32. she is absolutely gorgeous !! Unfort her recipe will always be secret! :D hehe

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  33. I LOVE HER! She is adorable - such big congratulations to you and Giles.

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  34. Congratulations she is so adorable and I love the name Kitty. Have you purchased a baby book? It might sound naff but I loved to look at the one my mum had about me and my daughter now aged 18 loves to look at hers. Its old fashioned I know but I recommend having one. Congratulations again on becoming a mummy!

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  35. Long time lurker/reader/food lover & first time commenter. But I had to crawl out from under the shell, she is too cute!!

    Can't wait to try out all the non carby things to come, which is kinda a godsend to the gluten intolerant, and a hearty congratulations to both you and Giles.

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  36. You and Giles make very cute babies! Congrats!!

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  37. Welcome beautiful little cherub Kitty with the gorgeous hair. Lucky you having a Mum who will make you lots of yummy different dinners and make you laugh at the same time, like she does here on your not at all rubbish food blog. x

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  38. Congratulations to you both! What a GORGEOUS bubba!

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  39. She is PERFECT, the cutest little nose & rosebud lips. This is your BEST recipe ever. End of. Beats even that curry :) Thanks for sharing xxx

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  40. Beautiful! congratulations

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  41. She is adorable!! Congratulations xx

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  42. Congratulations! She looks beautiful!

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  43. Congratulations! She is gorgeous and has lovely dark hair!

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  44. Huge congratulations to you both. Kitty is a little dote. Thanks for posting a photo of her so soon, it's lovely to see her.
    Xx

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  45. She is lovely! Congratulations to all in your new little family. x

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  46. Ah - those cheeks - my god she is so gorgeous! Well done you and Giles.

    This blog is so lovely - I wish you all the best being a Mum. There are so many times reading your blog where I go ME TOO! So it's nice to know your fears have gone away now she has arrived. (Not that I'm pregnant but I do worry about being a mother).

    xx

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  47. Many Congratulations to you both. She's gorgeous, and what a fabulous name!

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  48. Congratulations! I'm sure you'll be great at this too! It must be scary but fascinating!

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  49. Ahhh she is beautiful!! Enjoy Esther, can't wait to hear more about the adventures of the gorgeous Kitty Coren.

    XX

    ps. LOVE her cheeks.. and those lips!! Cutest. Thing. Ever.

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  50. Congratulations. A picture of beauty.

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  51. She's gorgeous. Congratulations. Hope you are getting a wee bit of sleep.

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  52. And so another CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She's beautiful. xxx

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  53. Ahhhh she's just perfect isn't she! CONGRATULATIONS! Oh, and thanks for keeping your crazy readers updated!

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  54. Congratulations! I was exactly the same as u, will I be a good mum or will I totally f*ck up any child I have the luck to have. I had my son at 32, and 8 months later it turns out I'm a pretty good mum. Now I'm learning to drive...

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  55. She is insanely gorgeous! I was so excited when I saw the tweets. Well done both of you.

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  56. She's so beautiful. Congratulations to you and Giles!

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  57. Ahhh she's a beauty, I only stumbled on to your blog last week but as a crazy mum myself I'm always grateful for a super cute baby shot, especially when combined with food and humour! Slowly working my way through the archive, your mamma is a fab read Kitty! xxxxx Ps LOVE the name!! xxxx

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  58. Fucking great news on the baby, really fucking great. Hope she doesn't develop a potty mouth like yours, shit I better go now I'm fuckin starving.

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  59. Welcome to the blog Kitty. You're the best post yet, and your Mum has posted many brilliant ones.

    Congratulations and thank you for the picture Esther. I'm sure you'll be an amazing Mom.

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  60. Congratulations, she's adorable! Welcome to the parenthood ride, it's knackering but a lot of fun

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  61. Congrats, I still haven't managed to learn to drive.. So.

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  62. Oh wowzers! She's the cutest. AMAZING little chubby cheeks - absolutely adorable.

    Huge congratulations x

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  63. She is adorable! Huge huge congratulations.

    I too, only recently discovered your blog and I love it.

    You'll love being a mum. It's just the best. Tiring yes, but amazing! Enjoy every minute.

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  64. Congratulations Esther, Kitty is beautiful. She shares her birthday with my mother. Aquarius is a great sign. x

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  65. Congratulations. Beautiful baby and fabulous name. Very well done to you and Giles. But mainly you. :)

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  66. I want one. On motherhood, just remember there are loads of ways to do it. None are 'the right way'. I fell down the stairs with one and dropped the other off a beanbag. They don't remember. Bloody enjoy it.

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  67. So if you thought 9 comments was a lot... congrats on a cute and very peaceful looking baby and managing to blog post childbirth. Looking forward to having you back.

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  68. Your best pic yet (!) and what a pretty wee girl! Congratulations to you both. x

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  69. Well done you two! What a cutiepie she is.

    Congratulations and enjoy!

    xx

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  70. She is so gorgeous! Congratulations and enjoy her!

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  71. Hope this doesn't mark the start of a flood of recipes for baby food...

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  72. I figured when you disappeared for a few days that it was the birthday. Congrats. I look forward to hearing wonderful stories woven into the beautiful entries to your recipes.

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  73. Oh, she's just gorgeous! Perfectly baked, so to speak... Many congratulations and don't you dare go using a newborn as an excuse not to post as often;-)

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  74. wow, all you had to do to break the double digit comment barrier was go and have a baby! and she is a whole bundle of gorgeousness. high fives all round. since she's completely edible, more pics of kitty will suffice while you're not, presumably, all that faffed about conjuring new recipes for the blog. well done! x

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  75. Oh, she is beautiful. welcome Kitty and congratulations to you both.

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  76. So beautiful. So wonderful. Congratulations xxx

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  77. Congrats! She's a lucky girl to have an easy-going mum. Yes, feel free to post lots of pics if you're eating cereal every night.

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  78. Just wanted to pop by and say "Hazzar" on little babba Kitty she is a really cutie! Not at all cabbage patch like my sister was! Also I wanted to say that after reading through your blog you have inspired me to write my own! What I love most about your blog are the ones where they read like a disgruntled best friend has phoned for a chat/moan :D xxxxxxxx

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  79. She is officially the prettiest dish you've ever produced. Massive congratulations x

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  80. Congratulations she is adorable and I love the name (my grandma was called Kitty).

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  81. Never commented before - but she's so adorable I had to! Welcome to motherhood, it's a great ride! Thanks for your blog too - I love it! Carrie x

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  82. What a cutie! Congratulations.

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  83. Congratulations! She is GORGEOUS. Fact.

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  84. I have only just come across your blog, it is super well written with lots of humour :-)Kitty is divine by the way, you must all be very proud, Congrats.
    *off to read lots of what i've missed out on!+
    xx

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