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More than just Guinness & Cabbage….

The bulk of this journey I have found myself in Ireland. Perhaps it was the comfort I took in familiar views, Ireland reminding me of the hills of home. ¬†Perhaps … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

No Better Place To Be For St. Paddy’s Day!

Being in and out of Ireland over the past few months, I’ve really grown comfortable in this familiar but foreign land, due mostly in part to the warm folks that … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · 8 Comments

Red Red Wine for the Emerald Isle

Over these last couple of months in east Ireland, I discovered an island not only rich in history and heritage but on the edge of an economical rebirth with many … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Brown Bread on The Hill

One of the wonderful friends I’ve met while here in Slane is Eamon. A tall, strapping, football loving Irishman, who’s family has lived on the Hill of Slane in the … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

Loughcrew Megalithic Site…Amazing!

(A bit longer post than usual, but worth the read and definitely worth a visit if you wander to Ireland…. For you non-readers lots of pics and video at the … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 8 Comments

Cooking according to Aga

The Aga is not a stove, nor a range , nor an oven. It is a household tool, a domestic servant that is a wonderful and useful jack of all … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

Peter & The Whole Hogg Farm

Sourcing tradition and quality when it comes to food is a very easy task when in Meath County Ireland! Meet Peter Whelan, of The Whole Hogg Farm, located near Slane … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

A wee Irish Tune

It doesn’t take too many pints or “pleases to get an Irishman singing, and I’m finding that pretty much all Irishmen can sing beautifully!! After our visit with artisan butcher … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 6 Comments

Black Puddin’ on the Grill

Visited with Peter Whelan at his “Whole Hog” farm this afternoon, where he raises and sells the ancient and rare Irish Grazers pig (aka the Tamworth pig). http://www.thewholehoggs.com An artisan … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 3 Comments

Hill of Slane

Here, pilgrim, stop; rest on yonder monumental slab, beneath the shadow of that tall, ivy-mantled tower, the belfry of the cathedral….it once was gorgeous with the shrines of Fathers, and … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 2 Comments

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