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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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 [...]

Packing for an Irish Road Trip

Packing for an Irish Road Trip

Tomorrow is the day that Ryan and I take off on a 6-day/5-night road trip around Ireland. We have a kind of plan, and hostle reservations for each night. But seeing as how I am a well traveled person who always plans ahead and is ready for any and every thing possible to go wrong, I save my [...]

Keeping Busy

Keeping Busy

Good grief is it difficult to find time to write while at home. It's been go, go, go ever since I woke up Thursday morning, but I wouldn't change it for anything. Thursday, I got my hair cut, teeth cleaned, and back massaged. 😀 Man it felt good. Friday, I visited the museum I worked [...]

The Expectation and Reality of Living Abroad

The Expectation and Reality of Living Abroad

When moving abroad, we have many expectations of what our life will be in this new foreign land, but the reality of the situation is usually quite different. --- Expectation: Finding an apartment will be like real life International House Hunters! Reality: It will be a fight to the death in the jungle that is foreign [...]

I’m a Mess, and That’s Okay

I’m a Mess, and That’s Okay

I am a single twenty-two year old college graduate who lives in Ireland working as a temp with no means of settling down anytime soon. 1. I do not have to conform to the norm. Yeah so what if most people go to college, fall in love, and settle down.  That's most people and I [...]

The Ever Growing List of Foods I Want From Home

The Ever Growing List of Foods I Want From Home

Waffle House (Best late night food you will ever eat. Who said breakfast can't be for dinner) Chick-fil-A (God's gift to mankind) Pigs in a Blanket Sausage Balls (Don't get me started) Captain D's (I just really want popcorn shrimp ok) The Varsity (Best worst decision you will ever make) Sonic Smoothie King Hamburger, carrots, and potatoes (Cantrell's UNITE!) Fried Chicken [...]

Six Months of Ireland Montage

Six Months of Ireland Montage

So many amazing moments over the last six months! Here is a visual montage of my life over the course of half a year in Ireland. Make sure to click the images to make them larger! 🙂

That Time We Killed The House

That Time We Killed The House

I spent a weekend in Belfast with Marian sometime in the Fall, and she and I wanted nothing more than ooey gooey cheesy nachos.  Sadly, the Irish don't do queso so she and I had to create our own cheese sauce and queso dip. Because the chips (crisps) we bought were running low on the large [...]

Things I’ve Learned While Traveling Europe

Things I’ve Learned While Traveling Europe

1.    Always have a backup plan. Things will go wrong. That's just bound to happen and there isn't much you can do to prepare for that.  Just try to go with the flow and mend your plans.  When you know a possibility exists where something could go wrong, have a backup plan in case of emergency. [...]