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Lovely Old Face

He’s getting older by the day. We can see it in his face. His eyes look tired and a little melancholic. Except, that is, when it’s time for a walk or when he’s presented with a juicy bone. His freckles and grey hairs have become more prominent, giving him the look of a wise old man. We can see it in his energy levels and the amount of time he spends napping. He’s nearly 100 in dog years so he’s doing well to be as fit and able as he is. But he’s slowing down. He’s well loved and contented. What a lovely old face he has. Read more

Wildflowers

Winter changed to spring overnight, like someone flipped a switch. One day it was dark and grey with a distinct chill during the day and ground frost at night. The next day the sky was clear blue and temperatures hit 22˚ C (72˚ F). It was time, finally, to get out into the garden and start planting. While I was ankle and wrist-deep in earth, life sprung up all around me. The grass grew thick and lush, heavily peppered with blazing yellow dandelions. Here and there, pockets of blue and pink flowers added colour, while large white daisies looked pure and serene against their tangled green backdrop. What a beautiful office I have. Read more

Food Word of the Day: Nacarat

This is not strictly speaking a food word – it could be used to describe anything. However, it satisfies two of my criteria – it’s a lovely-sounding word and it’s evocative. So I will leave you for the weekend with the image of a burning orange sunset being enjoyed with a delicious cocktail in hand. Read more

Food Word of the Day: Edacious

I’m seriously behind schedule today. I was out buying the remainder of my seeds, and then of course I had to plant some. And water the ones that were already planted, which involves hiking about ten 10kg buckets of water from the house to the field. After all that work, I had an edacious appetite. Read more

Food Word of the Day: Agraffe

Getting a bit technical today, but haven’t you always wondered what that thing was called?! Read more

Food Word of the Day: Muktuk

Some days I pick the words as much for how they sound as what they mean. Today is one of those days. I love the sound of the word muktuk, especially when I say it with my Dublin accent. (It becomes muhk-tuhk rather than mahk-tahk.) I’m an adventurous eater and I love to travel, so I hope to try muktuk someday. Read more

Food Word of the Day: Pettitoes

Somehow the word pettitoes feels more genial and appealing than the much-maligned alternative, trotter. Read more

Food Word of the Day: Ambrosial

When I first came upon today’s word I was surprised by its meaning. To me, Ambrosia is rice pudding in a tin that I never really enjoyed. I definitely wouldn’t describe the taste of it as ambrosial! Read more

Food Word of the Day: Snug

This one will be familiar to those from Ireland or who have visited Ireland. I do miss Irish pub culture – the craic, the banter, the music, the glorious Guinness and the cosy snug where you can curl up undisturbed with a good book. Read more

Growing Vegetables #4: Planting Greenhouse & Veg Prep

Spring has finally arrived here in Lithuania. At least, it’s spring today. The weather has been very temperamental so who knows what it will be like tomorrow, but for the past few days it has been warm and sunny and there has been a corresponding explosion in growth. All of a sudden fruit trees have burst into bloom, the grass has become lush and green and the dandelions have finally started to appear. Read more

Food Word of the Day: Sapid

The antithesis (!) of and antidote to yesterday’s slumgullion.
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Food Word of the Day: Slumgullion

I stumbled upon this word and love both how it sounds and what it means. I can’t wait to find an excuse to use it. Read more

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