Travel

With half of every year spent in Ireland and John hailing from the country, Irish art and culture have a huge impact on our design and our lives.

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  • IRELAND WINS THE GRAND SLAM HURRAH
      Ireland 24  England 15 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) […]
  • Lobster Lobster Lobster
    Yesterday my sister sent me a link to the Phantom Gourmet’s video about the Nordic Lodge in Rhode Island on their world greatest lobster buffet.video here. It really made my mouth water.  I love seafood and lobster is one of my all-time favorites.  I sometimes get live lobster and cook it at home but it is a bit messy so anytime I can get a […]
  • WHATS AN IRISH SCONE?
    Most scones in Ireland are called British scones in the American food vernacular. But there is a difference between an American scone and A British/Irish scone. The American Scone/biscuit has mostly the same ingredients as the scone here in Ireland: flour, shortening, a bit of sugar, milk, salt, and baking powder. But the scone here has the […]
  • EMMA COMPLETELY SHUTS DOWN IRELAND
    I live in Ireland every winter to escape the nasty winters of Ohio, especially the snow.  But Mother Nature got me back this year! We had the Beast from the East- Siberian airflow for three days last week and on the end of that, Storm Emma came up from the south.  All her rain turned to SNOW. Within 36 hrs we had drifts 6 ft tall around the house. […]
  • INSPIRED BY VICTORIAN JEWELRY! ART NOUVEAU STYLE
    When I first saw John’s antique fireplace tiles, I was impressed with the colors and pretty pictures, but I knew absolutely nothing about them.  He called them Victorian, I’m not sure I really knew what that meant.  As a born and raised American, I knew about Queen Victoria but more in an English history context. Design and Art […]