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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 

A Quick Guide to Siena, Italy

A Quick Guide to Siena, Italy

Hello again, friends! Today I’m sharing part three in our five-part Tuscany travel series: A Quick Guide to Siena. To recap, our first post was An Ode to Florence, and our second post dished the deets on spending 24 Hours in San Gimignano. Boyfriend and 

Monthly Musings: June 2020

Monthly Musings: June 2020

Hello, friends! Welcome to another Monthly Musings post, this one easing us into June! How are we halfway through the year already? I spent a lot of time over the past few weeks moving Passionate Baker from Tumblr to WordPress & boy, what a journey! 

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

What We’re Eating During Lockdown

Sweet friends, how are you getting on? Today I thought it’d be fun to give you a little peek into our quarantine lives and share some new recipes – comforting recipes, mostly – that we’ve been eating during lockdown and that I think you might 

24 Hours in San Gimignano

24 Hours in San Gimignano

Friends, hi! Welcome to the second post in my five-part segment about all things Tuscany: 24 Hours in San Gimignano! Last month, I shared An Ode to Florence and today I’m sharing everything we loved about the hilltop town of San Gimignano.  The Historic Centre 

Monthly Musings: May 2020

Monthly Musings: May 2020

Hello sweet friends, welcome to our Monthly Musings post for May! How are you keeping? I hope this post finds you healthy & safe. While scrolling down through the blog recently I noticed something wonderful. I have been consecutively posting content now for the last 

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Buttermilk Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re celebrating the blog birthday today, would you like to join us? I mean, technically, the birthday was two days ago.. but we’re running on lockdown time, which is really such a different ballgame. Eight years ago, on April 27th 2012, I 

An Ode to Florence, Italy

An Ode to Florence, Italy

Friends, hi! It’s been a hot second since I posted any travel content & I thought we could all do with a bit of armchair travelling right about now, wouldn’t you agree? Last September, Boyfriend & I went gallivanting through Tuscany on a quest to 

Pantry Baking 101

Pantry Baking 101

Sweet friends, how are you? Today marks day 34 of our social distancing efforts & I gotta be honest – it’s starting to get to me. I’m wavering just the tiniest little bit, but I can feel the effects a heck of a lot more 

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Cornflake Cake; A Quarantine Bake

Hi, friends! I hope this post finds you well. If it feels odd for you to be hearing from me mid-week rather than on Sunday like usual – well, it’s odd for me too, but I’ve decided to switch things up a bit. Wednesday is the