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Bubbly, baps and Belfast Lough

I justified the pork and leek sausages, potato bread and soda farl because I started the day with a swim. At St. Georges market, I dodged all the temptation, including  Pie Tanic, a delicious sounding mixture of haddock, cider and … Continue reading

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Breakfast in the Outside World

Readers, I am not writing from the parking lot at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. I made it back to the Candlewood Suites (it seems a stretch to call them home)  thanks to the efforts of Benny, a specialist in automotive … Continue reading

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Careless with the Truth

The Blarney Blog has fallen into disrepute. Children have been forbidden to quote from it in school assignments. Prosecutors pooh pooh it when it is cited in expert testimony. Newspaper ombudsmen have to apologize to their readers when they have treated … Continue reading

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Breakfasts to rival the Ulster Fry

I am about to eat my favorite breakfast of all time: Eggs Florentine. In DC, it is usually hard to find as everyone else seems to prefer Eggs Benedict. I think the Canadians can keep their pseudo bacon, I like … Continue reading

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It will be University Challenge soon.

We are at home with the heat on. This by itself tells you just how miserable the weather is, for usually my father will countenance central heating only between November and February. It was raining when we ventured out at … Continue reading

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Irish music in the Desert

  Yesterday, in honor of the saint who chased the snakes from Ireland, the Celtic Chorale provided musical accompaniment to the Crone’s breakfast at the Intercontinental Montelucia hotel in Phoenix Arizona.  Their music and singing were completely  beautiful and it … Continue reading

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In Praise of Arapes

“All superior cultures have fried bread” So opined the Crone’s traveling companion, a noted food critic, over breakfast more than once this week. On each occasion the Crone has beamed with pride. Tom was talking about Puerto Rican arapes—and the Crone was … Continue reading

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A shellfish diet

The Crone’s weight management counselor ( luckless woman) advised her to keep a food diary while she vacationed on Cape Cod. The idea is to keep track of intake, so you are shamed into saying no to excess. So far … Continue reading

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Any color, as long as it’s black

It is unfashionable to say so, but there is really nothing to beat a big American car. The Crone this weekend picked up a Ford Expedition, courtesy of Budget rentals, and drove it to Kings Dominion near Richmond to deliver … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

A person existing on a scant 1000 calories a day has to think carefully about what to eat. Sounds obvious, but it’s not what you think. No, it’s not the measuring and weighing and strict portion control that requires intellectual … Continue reading

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