Ireland Days #8-12 Storm Hannah is soon to arrive. I am grateful not to be on the ferry to the Aran Islands today, but tucked safely in to lodging, snug and warm, while the wind is whipping and the rain is lashing just outside where I sit. An hour or two to catch up on photos […]
Ireland Day #7 And on the seventh day, she takes a walk in The Burren, and rests.
Ireland Days #5-6 This is Fluffy, a harbor cat who lives in Portmagee. I think Fluffy sees a lot of travelers pass this way. He knows how to strike a pose. I board a small boat with ten others to visit The Skelligs. I hope to be able to walk the more than 600 steps […]
Ireland Days #3-4 Sometimes I think of coffee as a blessed brew served by an angel of mercy, and Day 3 begins with a perfect cup. Breakfasts here are hearty and delicious…enough to fuel one through an entire day.
This is NOT Cherry Pie Driving north yesterday, I stop for tea in the town of Kilrush at The Buttermarket Cafe. Walking in the door of the cheerful little spot, I know it’s the perfect place for a break in the day. While in the middle of a conversation with a local, I hear the […]
Ireland Day #2 Before arriving at Newgrange on Ireland day #2, the bus pulls in at Howth Harbor for a latte and little walk around. One of my favorite signs of the day is this one. It seems perfect as during these weeks I am not thinking about recipes and writing deadlines. We load […]
Ireland Part 1 Here’s Part 1 of my trip to Ireland. Gretapie knew something was up on Sunday when I placed my fully loaded pack on the deck. After saying goodbye’s, Duncan drove me to Cindy’s. We had planned on walking on the ferry and then taking light rail to the airport, but
It’s Getting Close It’s getting close now. Sunday I depart. Yesterday my dear friend Barbara, who travels on the cheap six months out of the year, which I think qualifies her as being a well-seasoned practitioner of the craft, comes over to share with me her hints for packing. After a thorough once over of […]
Kate’s Chicken Curry Pie When I was at university studying humanities, one of my roommates made a delicious chicken curry every few weeks. I loved it so much, she finally shared her recipe for the curry with me. I really think she did it out of self-defense so she wouldn’t have to listen to me […]
Seven Days Seven Recipes The days are going by quickly now. Just seven before I wing my way to Ireland. A year ago I felt a strong pull to travel there. I guess you could call it a pilgrimage of sorts, and truthfully I’m not sure of the reason why I am going. I have […]