rescue cowl

Two weeks ago I finished up with knitting the last of my Christmas presents. I’m always a bit behind, which is why I only get around to knitting for myself in late winter. It’s not often you mentally calculate the list of people-to-knit-for and come up short… so! I have two months of winter left and I want to […]

the bargain hunter

Soooo since making this crazy-awesome move to Cork, where I imagined I would be free to make and bake and knit as opposed to working all the time, I have been dreaming of getting a sewing machine again. But without a car (with which to collect one from donedeal.ie) or several hundred quid to spare (for a new […]

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 […]

Foraging at the Homeplace

I was up staying at “the homeplace,” as he calls it, for a while there when we just moved over to Ireland. The homeplace is a wonderful Irish way of talking about home. It’s been beautifully warm this fall and the countryside was glorious all of September. I went for constitutional walks and ate blackberries straight off the bush. […]

Cookbook

There’s always more to experiment тексты with in the cheap nfl jerseys kitchen and its fun to document when a mess turns out cheap oakley sunglasses delicious!  Seriously- cheap jordans I find that unless I write down a concoction, it will never get made again. Although my culinary style is loose and biographical, you’ll hockey jerseys find information about my sources among […]

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 […]

The Job of Journeywork

To coincide with my last day on the job, there is a side project I’ve been developing for a few months at the gallery… I’ve written a catalogue about comparative charts and maps from the 19th Century, more commonly known as Victorian Infographics. Writing this has been a labor of love dedicated to some bizarre […]