emigrant · food

Vanilla Crescents – Our Favourite Christmas Biscuit

Advent is almost at an end, meaning Christmas is almost upon us. Since moving to Germany almost fifteen years ago I have come to love Advent, primarily due to the endless traditions in Advent. There’s the feast of St. Nicholas when children’s boots are filled with chocolate, nuts and fruit. There’s the baking of Fruchtebrot,… Continue reading Vanilla Crescents – Our Favourite Christmas Biscuit

emigrant · food

Revisiting The Brown Hound Cafe, Drogheda

Do you know that feeling of finding a place you really like, be it a shop, cafe, theatre or garden, and hoping it will never ever change? That’s the feeling I have about one of my favourite places to visit when I am home in Ireland – The Brown Hound Cafe in Bryanstown, Drogheda. I… Continue reading Revisiting The Brown Hound Cafe, Drogheda

food · Parenting · Uncategorized

How To Make Drop Scones (or Fluffy Pancakes)

With Shrove Tuesday coming up, my mind has turned to pancakes and toppings. When I was growing up we rarely had pancakes but we often had drop scones for breakfast. If we were really lucky our minder would make them and have them on the table at 3pm when we came in from school. We… Continue reading How To Make Drop Scones (or Fluffy Pancakes)