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Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

Hello friends! The world continues to turn wholly upside-down, but I don’t want to talk about that any more than necessary – that’s what our Monthly Musings posts are for. Instead, I’ll start with this: I hope this post finds you happy and healthy! It’s 

S’mores Tart

S’mores Tart

Friends, hello. How are you? I hope this post finds you well wrapped up against the autumnal winds. There is a near constant haze of drizzle outside our windows lately, and I’ve been battling it the best way I know how: baking. Breads, cheesecakes, ice-creams, 

Gifting 101: Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Gifting 101: Homemade Vanilla Sugar

Hello friends! How are you keeping? I’ve come to distract you from the new Level Three Covid-19 restrictions with some early talk of the holiday season. I know, it’s only October. Really, I know. I truly believe that it’s really never too early to jump 

Monthly Musings: October 2020

Monthly Musings: October 2020

Hello, sweet friends, happy Thursday! A new month means a new Monthly Musings post, this one welcoming in October. How was September for you? I found myself in the dentist over a minor filling issue, and the visit left me vowing to take better care 

Cherry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Cherry & Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Friends, hi! Happy Thursday! Please forgive my tardiness in bringing this post to you one day late – I am sorry. I was having an off day of sorts yesterday & I had to make a baked custard tart for my PUFF course. Let me 

Seven Days on the Dingle Peninsula, A Staycation Guide

Seven Days on the Dingle Peninsula, A Staycation Guide

Hi friends! How are you this fine Wednesday? I’m so excited to announce a new series on the blog – staycation guides! Now, more than ever, I find myself mooching around the internet, looking for Irish staycation ideas. With that in mind, allow me to 

Lime Loaf Cake | An Everyday Cake

Lime Loaf Cake | An Everyday Cake

Hello friends! I hope this post finds you with a coffee in your hand and a hankering for a nice sweet slice of cake. My offering to you today comes in the form of this humble Lime Loaf Cake. Ultimately: it’s a yogurt cake, flavoured 

Monthly Musings: September 2020

Monthly Musings: September 2020

Hello friends! Welcome to our Monthly Musings September post! You might notice an abundance of exclamation points in today’s post – it’s my birthday! 27 years around the sun, I can hardly believe it! Birthdays around here usually mean QT with family and close friends, 

Bologna, A Love Letter | Tuscan Travel Series Part V

Bologna, A Love Letter | Tuscan Travel Series Part V

Happy Wednesday, friends! I hope this post finds you well. Today I’m dropping in to share the fifth & final post in my Tuscan travel guide series: Bologna, A Love Letter. In case you missed it, earlier posts in the series included An Ode to 

Monthly Musings: August 2020

Monthly Musings: August 2020

Hello sweet friends! Welcome to our Monthly Musings post for August – coming to you live from Kerry. We’re staying in a house overlooking Slea Head, one of the westernmost parts of the Dingle Peninsula, and boy, it sure does feel good to be somewhere 

Protected: Slea Head: A Photo Journal

Protected: Slea Head: A Photo Journal

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Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Birthday Cake with Homemade Strawberry Jam & Vanilla Buttercream

Hello, friends! How are you keeping? I find myself in a near constant state of frustration these days, looking at people not wearing masks or social distancing. It’s just so irresponsible it bugs me right to the core. Thankfully we’re escaping to a secluded house 

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Happy Wednesday, friends! How are you this fine summer’s day? We’re deep into strawberry season here in Dublin, and I’m finding it nearly impossible to walk past them when I see them – the smell is too good to ignore! Today I’m dropping by quickly 

Castellina in Chianti | A Guide to Tuscany’s Most Overlooked Village

Castellina in Chianti | A Guide to Tuscany’s Most Overlooked Village

Friends, welcome to part four of my five-part Tuscan travel series! In this segment, I’m spilling the fagioli on one of Tuscany’s most overlooked gems: Castellina in Chianti. Just to recap quickly, earlier in this series I shared An Ode to Florence / 24 Hours 

Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Perfect All-Butter Shortbread from Blooms & Baking

Hello, lovely friends. How are you this week? I hope this post finds you happy, relaxed, and lightly freckled from the summer sun. I know we’re only on the third day of the week, but we’ve been having such a lovely one so far. Boyfriend 

Monthly Musings: July 2020

Monthly Musings: July 2020

Hello friends! Welcome to our Monthly Musings post for July. How are you doing this fine month? Things are practically back to normal here in Dublin at the moment, and to be honest… I think that’s pretty dumb. Everyone is acting like we aren’t just 

Summer Bucket List, 2020

Summer Bucket List, 2020

Friends, hi! I’m so glad you’re here today – I want to start something new. I bring you: my Summer Bucket List, 2020. I’m taking a leaf out of Joy the Baker‘s book & writing down my goals for the summer months, big and small. 

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Lemon & Blueberry Crumble Pie

Hi friends! How is your summer shaping up? We’re doing pretty well over here, all things Covid-19/work/general life considered. The heat isn’t exactly something we love, but we’re coping by staying extra hydrated and seeking out shade. Due to all the socially distant garden visits