Where has January gone already?!? And November and December for that matter…
Apologies for the radio silence in the final months of 2015. This week I will try to recap what you missed and share some of our plans for the new year.
We also want to know what YOU want to hear more about. Of course we will keep you updated on progress of the house and residency, but if there’s something else you’d like to hear about, let us know in the comments. Maybe the arts scene in Ireland? The people in our village? Our day to day lives? Objects from the house? A tour of Glenbower Wood? More photos? More recipes? Do you like posts that are shorter, but more frequent? Or do you prefer to read something more substantial less often?
Last week, New York Magazine published an article about Cork in their travel section. So many of the spots they mention are easily accessible from here, as if you needed any more incentive to visit!
We LOVE the Greenroom at Sage in Midleton. It’s a favorite stop for a coffee or a craft cider and lunch, and as much as possible of their food comes from within a 12-mile radius. Farmgate rocks, too. Both restaurants are just 15 minutes away.
Ballymaloe, Ireland’s famous cooking school and restaurant, is about 20 minutes away (and we got a gift voucher for Christmas, wahoo!) We also received a voucher for Elbow Lane Brew & Smokehouse in Cork city and I can’t wait to try it. Cork city is only 40 minutes away, and we are right on the bus line. The English Market is overwhelming, packed to the brim with stalls of delicious, fresh food.
We were delighted that NY Mag mentioned Glenbower Wood:
A visit to Glenbower Woods, situated in the village of Killeagh in East Cork, is definitely worth the trip. Every spring, these woodlands are scented with the distinctive smell of wild garlic as the waxy leaves and white belled flowers burst from the hedgerows. It’s a forager’s dream.
The wood is literally steps outside our door. We walk the dog there almost daily but didn’t know about the garlic. Between the wood and our proximity to the beach (about 15 min), we are thinking we may be able to build in foraging trips as part of some workshops or programming. Wouldn’t that be cool?