Flying Jacob – Sweden’s Bacon/Banana Dish

Flying Jacob – Sweden’s Bacon/Banana Dish

I visited Sweden in January 2014, and I've wanted to go back ever since. One of the best parts of that trip was the food. I imagine the long, dark winters allow the Swedes ample time to create a wide assortment of tasty foods. The most interesting of the foods was the traditional dish Flying [...]

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Swedish Girl Eating American Food

Swedish Girl Eating American Food

Sometimes Matilda and I get into trouble, and sometimes we laugh at each other's expense (like the time she did NOT help me get the bee out of my hair). She had been wanting to try cheese wiz because she saw Zac Efron eat it in Seventeen Again. It did not go as she thought [...]

From Kroger to Tesco and back

From Kroger to Tesco and back

Having returned to America and re-entered Carrollton society caused some of the habits I used to have to change. Grocery shopping is one of those experiences. Prior to living in Ireland, I shopped at Kroger and threw all kinds of food items into the buggy. Three cereal boxes, frozen chicken, spices and sauces, fruits and [...]

The Taste of Jerusalem

The Taste of Jerusalem

Imagine salty chickpeas bursting in your mouth causing a rush of excitement. Just when your taste buds gain control of the chickpea’s flavor, peppers add a kick. Their hot twang takes you by surprise. But wait! What could that be now? A touch of garlic, a hint of humus, and a dash of onion swirl [...]

Things I Miss About Ireland

Things I Miss About Ireland

It's been three whole weeks since I've been back in the States. I've given myself some time to really sink back into American culture and think about the things I miss in Ireland. So far, this is this list. Cadbury Carmel (best. chocolate. ever.) Late night Papa Johns Walking to work (We drive EVERYWHERE in [...]

Cooking in Ireland

Cooking in Ireland

Here's one of my old columns! Hope you enjoy! ---- “Hey Mama, do you happen to know what half a cup is in grams?” I asked my mother on FaceTime. Mama responded with, “No, I don’t. They don’t use cups and tablespoons measurements do they?” Starting to panic, I said, “No! Everything is calling for [...]

Road Tripping Ireland

Road Tripping Ireland

So last night, my friend Ryan and I sat down with our MacBooks and planned our trip to Donegal. It started off as a simple, "Let's take the bus over to Donegal and Sligo" turned into a flown blown road trip. We won't be gone long, leaving early this coming Saturday morning and returning the following Thursday [...]

Feeling 22

Feeling 22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgFeZr5ptV8 My birthday TOMORROW, August 29th, and I'll  be turning 23!!!  With the arrival of another birthday and the passing of another year, I am forced to look back on the one that's just gone. I cannot believe that I've spent 11 of the 12 months of my 22nd year here in Ireland. It was [...]

Favorite Restaurants in Dublin

Favorite Restaurants in Dublin

1. Bunsen If you like greasy American style burgers, this is the place for you. The menu is on the back of a business card, and their menu consists of a choice in burger with or without cheese and sweet potato or regular fries. Bunsen is outside City Center down Wexford St. The burgers are amazing! [...]

Ordering Food in Brussels

Ordering Food in Brussels

Walking into the restaurant, Marian, Sarah and I looked around with a hope that someone would come seat us. Neither sign was posted saying, “Please wait to be seated,” nor was there anyone bustling over to the three very lost travelers. After a few minutes of awkward stares from the locals, a middle-aged Belgian woman [...]