Yesterday my sister sent me a link to the Phantom Gourmet’s video about the Nordic Lodge in Rhode Island on their world greatest lobster buffet.video here. It really made my mouth water. I love seafood and lobster is one of my all-time favorites. I sometimes get live lobster and cook it at home but it… Read More Lobster Lobster Lobster
I live in Ireland every winter to escape the nasty winters of Ohio, especially the snow. But Mother Nature got me back this year! We had the Beast from the East- Siberian airflow for three days last week and on the end of that, Storm Emma came up from the south. All her rain turned… Read More EMMA COMPLETELY SHUTS DOWN IRELAND
Brexit, England’s leaving of the EU, has opened my eyes to things I never knew. It started with this headline “Hormonal beef and chlorine chicken could be coming to UK if trade deal with US goes ahead .” The Telegraph… Read More CHLORINATED CHICKEN !!! Foodie Dangers Part 1
I usually spend the winters in Ireland to avoid the snows of Ohio. Mind, I was born and raised in upstate NY- Albany, so you would think the snow of Ohio wouldn’t bother me BUT as I have gotten older, shoveling, slip sliding away on the roads have become an extremely unpleasant experience and so I… Read More SPRING MUST BE HERE…GOT THE BUG!
You might call it Picking in the states but in Ireland, we go have a Root Around. In order to create new pieces from old, John has to source antiques. To go to buy a piece from an antique shop here would cost you an arm and a leg. While “dark” furniture is out and antique… Read More HOW WE DO IRISH PICKING
Ireland calls itself the land of saints and scholars. Many categories come under scholars, including artists and writers. As I travel looking for gates and doors to photograph, I have also taken a few pix of the roadway sculptures. I recently learned that Ireland has a law that took 1% of the cost of building a… Read More SCULPTURE IN IRELAND- ROADWAYS
MY NEW PROJECT I was rummaging around in John’s workshop.. you have to see this place to believe it…John saves everything..bits of wood, old mahogany, old metal pulls, anything actually he thinks he might need someday…To say he’s a packrat might be a bit of an understatement. But good for me, I found these old… Read More RAMBLING IN THE WORKSHOP….FOUND A PROJECT
SOLD antiques & collectibles We recently sold this framed cast iron medallion taken from an old Victorian fireplace. John added blackened silver antique spoon as handles. Our client using this as a key holder in her home.
As you know we are in Ireland. John is redesigning bits of antique furniture for use in a more modern and smaller home than the large mini-mansions that once housed these huge pieces. I showed you the old Rocco elaborate dresser piece the other day. He removed two pieces from a similar dresser. John is… Read More The Art of Furniture Restoration
“Snow, high winds and temperatures of -8C are set to freeze Ireland solid over the next 24 hours. The forecast is so bad that Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange alert. The warning reads: “Snow-ice Warning for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath. “Significant falls of… Read More