The 5 most delicious Irish bread varieties

The 5 most delicious Irish bread varieties

Irish Bread Galore

We had been thinking recently about writing an article to do with Irish/Northern Irish traditional food. We could have had hearty food such as stew, champ, colcannon and boxty. We could also have had the very strangely named vegetable roll which still puzzles Martha who isn’t from around these parts! She thought she was getting something healthy the first time I gave her it so was rather bemused when she bit into what tasted like a sausage! Apparently it contains leeks, which makes it qualify as a vegetable product. Christmas dinner contains parsley in its stuffing so it probably qualifies as a salad in Ireland by that reasoning! In the end we decided to downscale slightly, for now at least, and talk about that other favourite food type … Irish bread! View Post

How to spend a perfect day in Glenarm, Northern Ireland

How to spend a perfect day in Glenarm, Northern Ireland

Antrim Coast Road or Causeway Coastal Route?

Despite Nigel having spent his entire life living in Northern Ireland (and let’s be honest, that’s a looooong time) he still keeps finding new places to visit. There are times when we visit a place so beautiful that he actually feels ashamed that it took him so many years to discover it! Such is the case with our recent visit to the Walled Garden at Glenarm Castle in County Antrim. View Post

Afternoon Tea on the TITANIC in 6 Steps

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TITANIC BELFAST

Martha’s account of a very memorable meal

If there is one thing that us Germans are good at, it’s celebrating life’s milestones. For me, there was no milestone more meaningful than becoming a mother. That’s why I have always been somewhat disappointed that baby showers are not part of our German celebration inventory. So when the time finally came that I was about to give birth to baby Jonas last December, I was grateful when my good friend and fellow German Wiebke threw me an unforgettable baby bash at her home. What most guests didn’t know is that she was expecting herself at the time. View Post

Breakfast in America – Part Three

Breakfast in America – Part Three

Breakfast in America – Part Three

Perry’s Café in Santa Monica

Our breakfast tour around California moves on from The Blue Front Café in San Francisco and The Mission in San Diego to LA and Perry’s Cafe on Santa Monica Beach within a short walk of the famous Pier.

This isn’t a fancy fine dining experience but tasty, freshly prepared food ranging from breakfast specials to burgers and sandwiches. But best of all is that the beach is your dining room, complete with deck chairs and parasols. Here you can sit and watch the world go by as you are right beside the boardwalk. There are a number of Perry’s Cafés in the area but we have been to the same one both times which is about midway between Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. View Post