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Fishy Fishy Dinner in Kinsale

Boats in Kinsale Harbor, Ireland (June 2012). Before leaving for Ireland, I was told several times that I must visit Kinsale (Cionn tSáile), because it is regarded as something of the foodie capital of Ireland. Visit I must, then, because … Continue reading

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Adare-Inspired Hankering for Irish Brown Soda Bread

Desmond Castle, Adare, Ireland. Welcome to Adare, Ireland, one of Ireland’s prettiest villages (at least according to websites I visited) and home to Desmond Castle, Adare Manor Hotel (built as a family home for the 2nd Earl of Dunraven), and loads of quaint … Continue reading

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Crazy Belgian Chocolate

Upon my return from a wonderful trip to Belgium, I knew I had to write this post about chocolate, because what’s more wonderfully Belgian than chocolate (besides waffles, of course). While in Bruges, my niece introduced me to Dominique Persoone’s The Chocolate Line, a … Continue reading

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Bacon and Brie…OMG!

I had my first bacon, brie, and cranberry sandwich not long after I moved to England. It was love at first bite. Have you ever tried a bacon and brie sandwich? If not, you may just be missing out on one … Continue reading

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Birmingham’s Famous Frankfurt Christmas Market

Birmingham Town Hall at the edge of the Christmas Market in Victoria Square. Birmingham is the second most populous city in the United Kingdom, second only to London. However, Birmingham trumps London when it comes to Christmas markets: Birmingham hosts … Continue reading

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Quest for the Perfect Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Nirvana, Mallorca, Spain (Feb. 2012). When I was a child I was served cocoa made from packets and hot water. Hmm. Then I experienced hot cocoa made with an American brand cocoa powder, sugar, and steaming milk. How could … Continue reading

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Severn Valley and a Full English

River Severn and the village of Newnham on Severn from Pleasant Stile (Sept. 2011). I can write with confidence that the United Kingdom is a land of great beauty. I have travelled through parts of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern … Continue reading

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Apple Dutch Baby

What better way to start the day than to have a delicious and satisfying breakfast. One of my favorite breakfasts is a puffed pancake made in a cast-iron skillet. I’m not sure if my recipe is authentic enough to be … Continue reading

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The Jacket Potato

Menu Board at a UK Costco Potatoes are wonderful. Delicious in every form. My particular favorite is the baked potato with its crisp skin and fluffy insides. I like mine with a little butter or sour cream, salt and pepper, … Continue reading

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Country Walk Near Kineton, Gloucestershire

As a newcomer to the UK,  a country walk seemed like an ideal way to explore the English countryside.  Fortunately, in November 2011, my husband and I were invited to join a group of ramblers who did all the planning for … Continue reading

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