Category: Cooking

Irish-Cali-Fusion

I went to make a quick salad for dinner on Friday night, as you do. It turned out great! It was such a satisfying meal and a real snapshot of what has happened to my cooking while living in Ireland. I can’t stop giggling about the name I came up with! Recipe is below. Being […]

apples in winter

It’s been chilly this week in Cork, and we even had a bit of snow. Not enough to cause problems but just enough to turn this little city into a wonderland. I grabbed my camera and managed to get a few shots of it swirling ’round. Once it stopped we went out for a whiskey, […]

New Foodie Trends

Newflash from Cork: watch out for Roughitarianism. This new lifestyle encourages people to only eat rough food. After conducting some online research I can assert that the Roughitarian trend starts HERE. The gentleman in question explained his self-imposed dietary restrictions in front of me, at the Ballycotton stall in the English Market. It sounds.. rough. […]

family recipes

Tonight I had a big pot of ham and lentils on the boil for dinner, which was healthy and used up some leftovers. It tasted good but it wasn’t good enough alone. So as it simmered, I asked my mother if she had a biscuit recipe… Jill: there is only one! on the back of the baking powder […]

Best for Breakfast

The past 6 weeks I’ve been road tripping around, showing Patrick the west coast. We borrowed a camper and flitted from lake to lake, friends to family. The upside of living so far away is that when I come “home”, I really get to immerse myself in it. For more pictures of beautiful British Columbia, I’ve […]

end of an era

a long while ago now, I started transitioning away from being purely vegetarian. First along was a whole roast chicken dinner. Then came bacon. Not long after that, I simply ordered a steak. I’ve never been one for absolutes and I absolutely hated turning down kind-hearted meals from a generous host simply because they didn’t know. […]

Americans in London, behold!

Two important discoveries: 1. My hunt for pumpkin pie filling is over. Tesco’s on Essex Road in Angel carries Libby’s in its International foods aisle, right next to the Caribbean section on the bottom shelf. The American section consists almost entirely of sweets. I believe whole foods also carries a canned pumpkin filling but it’s […]

ready to eat

made soup again (unintentionally) for dinner this week, and I think it was my favourite yet. tomatoes coconut milk parsley (add early) chinese 5 spice thyme s&p celery onion garlic Nearly finished with a small case using the most complicated knitting stitch ever. It is called woven basket stitch. You knit into the back of […]