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kitchen view of my new house in Carlow, Ireland, December 2016

Setting up my new Kitchen

I recently bought a house, so for the last while I’ve been working on getting it ready and moving my stuff into it. As someone who enjoys cooking getting the kitchen setup the way I want is key. The house I’ve been in for the last 13 years has a very spacious kitchen, but it […]

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Ham For Adults Only?

Spotted in Aldi, Carlow this evening. Yes, that’s jamón serrano, which is Spanish cured ham. They’re selling a full size leg and miniature version in Aldi, which includes the ham holder stand and the knife. I suspect that they’ve labelled the ham as “over 18” because of the knife that’s included in the package. However […]

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Sleeping Better With Milk?

I take melatonin to counteract jet lag. It works pretty well, though it’s not a 100% fix for the horrible waking up in the middle of the night problem that you get when you are timezone challenged. While I’ll freely admit that I don’t get enough sleep most of the time, it’s not due to […]

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