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Alas, there is a thing as Too Much Garlic.

I went to San Francisco for a weekend immersion Irish language course AND to visit my best friend, Kim. Kim took me to The Stinking Rose, a garlic restaurant just on the edge of Chinatown. With the basket of bread,

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What did peasants eat? | A Writer’s Perspective

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about table manners in the fourteenth century. Participants at a feast were expected to behave in a certain way, but such good manners were not expected lower down the… Source: What did peasants

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Trip to Toronto!

I had been to Toronto before, but I don’t remember it. I’m certain I had, as our family went up to a cabin on a lake in Ontario every year. We would drive up from Dearborn, MI, through the Windsor

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Trying new Foods while Traveling

Everyone eats.

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 Westfjords, ho!

 Today was a travel day. Originally it was going to be a much longer travel day. However, our ‘short sojourn’ yesterday, which turned into 7 hours of driving, meant that: 1) we had already seen the first peninsula on my

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Gps versus Googlemaps in Iceland

Today was a long travel day. 7 hours drive time, without factoring in stops and detours. We started off early, around 7am. The day dawned misty and sometimes downright rainy, but cleared into brilliant sunshine by the afternoon. But I

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Eating In Reykjavik

 Our first night we slummed it – dinner at the Celtic Cross pub. We had a Parma ham and arugula pizza but was pretty good! And I had a Somersby Cider while Jason had Guinness. Cheers! For breakfast, when we

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