Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Man, I've seriously got to get baking. I just ate like, straight nutella. Not something I usually make a habit of doing. I'm trapped in this (not so vicious) cycle of being like, hey, I want to bake, aw man, don't really have enough baking chocolate, do I, oh well, I guess I'll just eat the chocolate...no! Ain't makin' no sense. Anyway. I'll try and post an actual recipe for you soon. 

I spent this past weekend in Cork County. It was lovely to get to see a bit more of Ireland. Here are a few of my highlights. 

My delicious toasted ham and cheese!

I seriously could have spent all day in the English Market in Cork City. So many beautiful, fresh ingredients. I would have loved to take some meat back with me to Dublin, but in practice, that would have been a terrible idea. Sigh.

This is Mizen Head, the most southwestern point in Ireland. Probably one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.  One of my roommates described being there as almost a religious experience, and I'd have to agree. Hard to put into words, you know? Another place I would have liked to stay for a long period of time. I would love waking up and being able to go outside and just write and contemplate with this landscape greeting me.

SUCH delicious hot chocolate at Jo's Cafe in Kinsale. Barely sweet and made with fresh milk and pure chocolate. That's it. Also, I love how there's unsweetened cream on so many things here.

Warm Fish Chili Salad at Fishy Fishy Cafe, also in Kinsale.  Love that name! I immediately knew that I wanted to splurge on a meal here. I haven't had a lot of fresh fish in Ireland, and this place was well known for it. The chef actually worked at the Huntington Hotel in San Francisco for a while, which is where I stayed this summer. Coincidence! Anyway, this meal was great not only because the fish was cooked to perfection and balanced out really well with the sweet chili sauce, but because I got to have a quiet, relaxing meal with my roommate, spent getting to know each other a bit better.

Yeah, I kissed the dang rock. I don't think my "gab" is any better than it ever was, but you'll have to let me know.


  1. Your picture of the hot chocolate is completely mouthwatering. Makes me happy on this cold MN day!

    1. Aw, thanks! It was awesome, you should make some and put it on your blog! Stay warm :)


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