I have a real issue with made-up nonsense combined words- “Zoodles” and “Funfetti” topping my hate list. I have enough time in my day to say “Zucchini Noodles.” Along the same lines, I’ve never cared for the term “athleisure.” However, it’s a concept that I can totally get behind. It also seems to be the unofficial uniform in Monkstown.
I didn’t think twice about going out for dinner in leggings, sneakers and a cashmere sweater. I also have long blonde highlights. I fear I’m slowly transitioning into a Real Housewife.
At the moment, our house has a sort of “discarded stripper shoes” vibe about it. Perspex-tastic! I like it. 🙂
Today, we finally managed to get to our local farmers’ market in Dun Laoghaire. If you leave here hungry, there’s seriously something wrong with you: sushi, yakisoba, paella, tapas, donuts, ice cream, fudge, bibimbap, pad Thai. There is quite literally something for everyone. Our first stop: dumplings!
After our dumpling and coffee snack, it was tough to decide what to eat next. In the end, we went for a falafel plate.
Of course, we also brought home flowers.
Plus, there’s high fiber bread, olives and a sampler selection of raw milk cheeses for a light dinner later.
Same time next week?
Continuing our tour of neighbourhood brunch spots at Cinnamon.
Warm breakfast salad
Black pudding, bacon lardons and baby potatoes served on mixed leaves tossed in house dressing, topped with poached egg & Parmesan shavings
Truffle Mayo & Parmesan Chips
Toasted muffin topped with poached eggs, house baked honey roast ham & Hollandaise sauce
The Monkstown brunches continue to impress. So far, all the eggs have been well poached- yolks runny and gooey, and the house cured hams, black puddings and hollandaise sauces have been quite distinct between venues. I suspect Scott’s going to start expecting black pudding at every meal though, which might become an issue. Although, there is an entire aisle for it at the grocery store, so while maybe not the healthiest plan, it’s certainly doable. Did I mention that his office also does fry-ups on Friday mornings? Thursdays are typically a big night out here. So considerate. 🙂
Dublin is pretty much the place to be. . .many days. I don’t mind the rain here, though. It rarely lasts for long; the sun usually comes back out afters, and it’s the reason that calling a gardener is the next item on my to do list today: there’s a 10 foot tall shrub rose out back that’s teaming up with an army of honeysuckles and plotting to take over the house. Lots and lots of green. . .everywhere. 🙂
POACHED EGGS W/BRIOCHE
Kelly’s Black Pudding w/ two poached eggs, oven roasted tomatoes, sautéed garlic new potatoes
PULLED HAM HOCK POTATO CAKE
Two poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, rocket salad
runny yolk porn
Seapoint was the first stop on our current mission to try all the brunch spots in the new hood. That ham hock potato cake tho. . . nomsilicious.
After three years living in landlocked Alpine France, we’re really enjoying being a three minute walk from the sea and having a fantastic fishmonger even closer.
Look at the size of these scallops:
Clean up is going to be fun later. 🙂
Friday lunchtime street food market, catering to all the tech workers in the Grand Canal area. . .
When we first moved to France, our real estate agent was required by law to discuss with us (at length) the ways in which we were statistically most likely to die in our new property. We discussed the likelihood of floods, avalanches, earthquakes, murders. Grenoble is, by and large, pretty disaster free.
With the new Irish house, things were much less complicated. Seaside location? Check. Gainfully employed? Check. Money transferred? Check. That was pretty much all that had to happen before we were given keys.
So, it is left to me to determine the way I’m most likely to die in the new house. It’s an easy answer too: the stairs to the third floor.
Steep. They’re quite steep. Also, polished oak? Slippery, it turns out. Basically, they’re a death trap, particularly in the shoes I wore to the viewing.
But alas, the risk is mine to take. 🙂