Caramel Apple and Irish Whiskey Clafoutis

by Kristin on November 23, 2012

A few weeks ago I was in Galway for my annual freelance editing talk at the university. As a change from the hotel we usually stay at we went to the Heron’s Rest B&B instead, which is famous for owner Sorcha Malloy’s breakfasts. The menu is seasonal, but when we were there in October it […]


Catherine Fulvio at Druids Glen

by Kristin on April 10, 2012

Driving south to Wicklow, when the M50 downshifts into the N11 and you leave the city sprawl behind, there’s an invisible border when you pass through the Glen of the Downs and you suddenly feel as if you’re a million miles away from it all. Not too far from that line is Druids Glen, nestled […]


Before last month, I hadn’t been to West Cork in 10 years. We’d fallen in love with the place back then and had even briefly talked about moving there; it has that kind of effect on you. Driving along the narrow causeway that runs along the side of the inlet out to Inchydoney, it all […]


Mushroom Foraging at Kinnitty Castle

by Kristin on November 3, 2011

“There are old mushroom hunters, there are bold mushroom hunters, but there are no old, bold mushroom hunters,” our expert guide for the day, Bill O’Dea, half-jokingly told us. I was part of a group gathered at Kinnitty Castle in County Offaly for an afternoon of mushroom foraging, but not before a few facts* were […]