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When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ‘tis near Halloween.     ~Author Unknown   Have I mentioned just how madly in love with Hallowe’en, I am?  Well, whether I have or haven’t, I’ll just mention it again. I am superly crazily madly in love with Hallowe’en! I love the weeks leading up to it too, when...

“The fire was nice and bright and on one of the side-tables were four very big barmbracks. These barmbracks seemed uncut; but if you went closer you would see that they had been cut into long thick even slices and were ready to be handed round at tea.” – James Joyce     A grey sky morning with pockets of peeping sun and the pitter patter...

I woke up this morning to the sun shining and the most perfect early fall breeze blowing and the gardener already outside among the green, as busy as the humble bumbles around him, buzzing from autumn flower to autumn flower and I just had to add to the blissfulness of the moment by filling the house with the smell of baking. There’s something so cozy about pottering...

Why are Moms the best things in the world?!! Well first off, they hold us safe in their tummies for nine months before (through a lot of pain (Sorry Mom!) bring us into this crazy wonderful world, then in a prolonged sleep deprived state, they hold us, hug us and care for us, wiping our bottoms and mouths clean until we are able to do it ourselves. They help us with...

Posted on Aug 13 2012 - 10:42am by NaomiKathreen
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No matter what diet I’ve ever undertaken there’s one thing I’ve never been willing to compromise no matter what… and that’s dessert. You know, something sweet to end the day with. It’s a habit I haven’t yet kicked, but honestly, I don’t want to. I feel like dessert is one of the joys of being alive, like hearing the rain outside while you’re cozy...

Gluten Free Cheesy Salmon Pie.   It’s one of those rare days in Ireland where the sun makes her late summer debut and temperatures reach a perfect high of 28 degrees. It may only happen a handful of times in an Irish year but jeez, when Ireland has a beautiful day, there may be no country to compare. As elusive as these days are, I always find myself trying...

The one thing about being home in Ireland on a cool late summers day is the likeliness of walking into the kitchen at lunch time to find Mama’s big steel pot bubbling away, releasing the most tantalizing rich smells of garlic and onions and the days concoction or combination of vegetables, all the aromas complimenting each other and filling our senses until...

                                       “A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be                         lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands”                                                                     – Lord Byron Salad,...

  This morning on a trip to our local “Fresh Market” for some bananas and strawberries to make our usual breakfast smoothie, as I was leisurely combing the aisles, (which is something I often do in hopes of finding something new and delicious to add to my clean food fair), I was inspired to buy a bag of Almond Flour and attempt making Strawberry Banana...