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The Last of the Summer Wine

The weather has turned cooler and a bit blustery here in Cavan. We’re coming up on my favorite time of year: autumn. I can feel a change in the quality of the light, more golden and soft. My focus has shifted inward, away from long summer drives and tending to...

The Taste of Cavan, Ireland

I’m feeling very lucky at the moment. When we moved to Cavan Town (population 5,600) I expected lots of rolling hills and sheep. I didn’t expect to find a passionate community of artisanal food producers and chefs in the greater County Cavan (population...

Spanish Tortilla with Red Peppers, Chorizo and Manchego

I’ve got a real thing for Spain (I told you this before). The language, the small plates and brash flavors, the artisanal meats and cheeses, afternoon siesta, eating late- I love it all. Lately I’ve been obsessed with roasting red peppers. Maybe it’s a...

Bon Voyage with A Suitcase and A Spatula

Bonjour! Today we travel to France with Tori Haschka’s new cookbook, A Suitcase and A Spatula! I’ve followed her beautifully written recipe blog, eatori, for years and couldn’t wait to dive into Tori’s debut book of “recipes and stories...