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A Special Day in Dublin—Bloomsday and We Are Here

  100th anniversary—Couples walking down O’Connell lStreet all dressed up. “Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed annually in Dublin and elsewhere on 16 June, the day his 1922 novel Ulysses takes place in 1904, the date of his first sexual encounter with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, […]

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Ready-Made Spanish Tortilla

Delighting In Uncommon Grocery Items—Malahide, Ireland

Shopping for breakfast items to avoid too-many-tempting-buffet-items at hotel. Came across this surprising ready-made, refrigerated Spanish Tortilla  (3.99 Euro). Unfortunately,  our room does not have a microwave. Never liked the stuff, i.e. fondant icing but amazed to see pre-made “roll-out” icing at small in-town grocer for only 3.45 Euro.  Looks gorgeous on cakes and most […]

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Parkside, Poolside or Inside—”Cream” of Broccoli Soup To Be Sipped— Hot , Cold or Room Temp

Spring has officially sprung and my thoughts go to all foods “green”—today it’s broccoli, but more particularly, broccoli stalks/broccoli stems, with added “trees” for deeper green color.  I title this soup “cream” because it is a pureed soup that does not contain cream or milk or for that matter any other ordinary  broccoli soup additions, […]

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Pool Lit—What to Listen to While Jogging in the Pool- Best Audiobook Recommend

Daily exercises in the pool can get somewhat boring—all that counting! However, the exciting answer was a pair of waterproof headphones. Next was choosing audible books from Libby, available with my local library card. Passers-by  at the condo pool around 9 AM,  most likely wonder at my occasional smiles as I jog across the pool […]

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