Eton mess brownies

I don’t think I really understood before I started my PhD the toll that it can take on your life.  I’ve been in school since I was 3 years old and university in Ireland, with its long periods of self study before an exam, is fair preparation for the intensely internal focus of a PhD.  […]

Naked Tacos

Not being a particular partying person, Miami has never been particularly high on my list of places that I wanted to visit.  But what I didn’t know was the amount of interesting culture in Miami Beach: both the amazingly lovely Art Deco architecture and the food culture, as well as the lifestyle.  Miami has long […]

Byron Cookbook

When I first moved to London, I definitely missed American hamburgers.  Having grown up on Jake’s Burgers, there was nothing more frustrating than when I would describe how much I missed American burgers – “but there’s loads of McDonalds around?” a baffled Irish person would tell me.  No, not the same thing, at all.  So […]

Cinnamon rolls with cinnamon roll oreos 1

I love cinnamon rolls.  I have had to limit how often I make them since they are a definite weakness – and can probably eat an entire pan in about two hours!  One cinnamon roll is allowable, the entire pan leads to an unbelievable sugar high.  So if I’m going to make cinnamon rolls, they […]


I’ve been in Europe for years and years now, but it can still be difficult to remember that London isn’t that far away from so many interesting places.  Not to mention that it can be easy to be stuck in the now, rather than planning all the places we’d like to go. Athens has been […]

Favorite Flavors of Ireland 1

Everyone has their own version of childhood comfort food.  While for me, it’s definitely Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (yes, non Americans, I have seen the look on your face when I explain the idea of cheese powder.)  But I love to tease Beardy Husband that, having grown up in pre-globalised Ireland, his ideal food is […]

chocolate-and-caramel-blossoms 1

Bloggers definitely get obsessions.  I can think of bloggers who discovered macarons and cinnamon rolls and then repeatedly made variations on a theme.  Think about it – when you find a recipe that you love, you’re excited to make it over and over again for people (are you sure you don’t want another batch of […]


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