Monthly Archives: March 2011

More apples. Will they never end?

I’m still cooking with apples. I’ve made apple crumbles (3 batches), apple cobblers (3 different recipes), apple pastries (like little muffin-shaped empanadas), fried apples, and apples cooked with onions (not my fave). So far, I’ve used about half of what … Continue reading

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Cooking with apples from the garden

What to do with a whole lot of apples? Make yummy things with them, of course! I went online and searched out crumble recipes, which in the US we call ‘crisps.’ I also found a couple of cobbler recipes, since … Continue reading

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Ards Forest and Marble Hill excursion

Yesterday Marina took me (and Danu) to see Marble Hill beach and Ards Forest. Both are only a few minutes drive from Corcreggan Mill, heading east towards Letterkenny. I’ve made a picture of the map Brendan created about a year … Continue reading

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Today’s international food (hint: it isn’t Irish)

So today Marina tells me she’s going to make blinis and she wants some of my fried apples for it. Oh, goody! I finished washing the outside windows as fast as possible, went back to the annex, and heated up … Continue reading

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More pictures of scenic Donegal, Ireland

As promised, I went out this morning and took pictures of the old abandoned homestead I saw yesterday. The fog is still present in the distance, so Muckish Mountain is barely visible. Muckish in Irish means “like a pig, or … Continue reading

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Today’s dinner

This is just a quick little post to talk about what I ate today. I realized that I haven’t said a lot about food the past few days, but have just posted pictures (not that that’s a bad thing). Breakfast: … Continue reading

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A day off

Today was my first full day off since I arrived at Corcreggan Mill two weeks ago. That’s not because Brendan is working me too much, but because I just didn’t feel like getting out in the cold to walk to … Continue reading

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More pictures of Donegal, Ireland

In which I take an outing to see the town of Falcarragh and the cliffs at Horn Head, by Dunfanaghy.

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The Saudis come to Donegal

On Wednesday evening, two Saudi Arabian families arrived at Millhouse. They live in Dublin at the moment, and came up to Corcreggan for a holiday. The man who booked for them, Saud, is an old friend of Brendan’s. He’s an … Continue reading

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Pictures of Corcreggan Mill

Before I get to the story of the Saudis, I thought I’d show you some more pictures of this magical Ireland I’m discovering.

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