Friday, September 30

More from the farm

Fennel and squash

Nasturtiums for the salad mix

The intern cottage and Lucky

Thursday, September 29


Streets of Killarney, County Kerry

Killarney National Park

Ross Castle

Saint Mary's Cathedral

Tuesday, September 27


Kinsale Harbor

I love afternoon tea

Charles Fort circa 1677

Monday, September 26


The English Market

I'm a sucker for good hot chocolate

Caroline at the farmer's market with the veggies we harvested

View of Cork from St. Anne's Church

Yep, they have a Butter Museum

Over the River Lee

Beautiful day in Cork!

Saturday, September 24

Farming in Ireland

Hello from Ireland! Farm life was awesome. I loved working and living off the land. I had the freshest, tastiest veggies ever- the food was delicious! Here are a few photos from my time farming. I'll definitivly be posting more now that I have internet access! Well, I'm spending the weekend in Killarney, Co. Kerry and then heading to Dublin till I come home! Traveling goes by too fast.

Saturday, September 10

Off to Ireland- Bon Voyage!

I'm leaving for Ireland! I won an internship from the Women Chefs and Restauranteurs. I'll be going to the south of Ireland to intern on a chemical free farm for two weeks, then I'll be going to Dublin for a week to travel around. Stay tuned for updates on my travels!

Thursday, September 8

Healthy-er Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread is so misleading. Even though it's packed with veggies, it's always too oily and overly sweet. So, I decided to tone it down a bit without messing up what everyone loves about Zucchini Bread! It's just as tasty and has an even better texture due to the oats.  Don't feel bad when you've already made four loaves in one week... like I did!

And it definitely helped get rid of my over abundance of zucchini from my garden!

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 cups grated zucchini, green or yellow
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats

Beat eggs until foamy in a large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix completely together. Put batter into two greased  9 x 5" loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.