Honest2Goodness Market

by Kristin on May 2, 2013

I have high expectations when it comes to farmers’ markets. Before I moved to Ireland I was living in Madison, the capital city of Wisconsin and home to the biggest producer-only farmers’ market in America. With 300 vendors, it completely encircles the huge capitol building and has everything you could possible need or want and […]


Dublin Coddle

by Kristin on February 28, 2013

In Ireland, people don’t say How are you?, they say, What’s the story? They say, Sit down. Have a cup of tea. Come here to me, wait till I tell you. Because people want to hear the story. There’s always a story. Ireland is a country in love with language, with words, with writing. The Long […]


Bon Appétit, Malahide

by Kristin on September 13, 2012

When I was in Malahide a few weeks ago to eat at Bon Appétit, I wondered why I hadn’t been back in so long. The last time I was in the affluent Dublin suburb was 10 or 11 years ago, when I did a two-week TEFL certification course there. Malahide is a pretty seaside village […]


The Phoenix Park Tea Rooms

by Kristin on August 11, 2011

Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction (almost 1 million visitors last year in a country with a population of only 4.5 million) and we take the kids once or twice a year. I like the zoo as much as the next person, but my favourite part isn’t the tigers or the elephants or […]