Day 11: The Guinness Experience

I’m not much of a beer drinker. Maybe a cold Heineken on a hot July afternoon, but frankly I prefer chilled Chardonnay. Our visit to St. James Gate in Dublin threatened to change all that. At 18 Euros a head (forgive the pun) the price might seem a bit steep,...

Discovering Dublin: Day 2, Part 2

What’s a trip to Ireland without a taste of Irish whiskey? Newcomer to the field, Teeling Whiskey Distillers in Newmarket was the perfect spot to get a first hand look at the brewing process. Our guide led us through the steps, explaining the how barley is...

How to Make Chanfana

On New Year’s Eve friends came to our house to celebrate. They brought gifts: orchids, wine, champagne, candles, even lamb. The lamb was uncooked, designed to be made into a traditional Portuguese stew called chanfana. It’s a fairly simple dish to make,...

Make It a Double…and Hold the Milk

Excerpted from the “L. A. on Skis” chapter of A Movable Marriage: “The Bad Ass Coffee Company had a back room filled with books to borrow and a comfortable, saggy, couch and arm chairs. Each morning Sara sat at the counter eating a toasted sesame...

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