Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Foodie Part of the Trip

The Irish cuisine has become
 much more than just potatoes.

We weren't planning on eating at 
5 star restaurants.

We stayed in a castle in Waterford.

We mostly moved from pub to pub

sampling the favorite local pub grub
Beef and Guinness Stew and Traditional Bacon and Cabbage

 and, of course,
washing it down with a few of these.

The Irish shores bring an abundance of
excellent and delicious seafood to the table as well.

 Fish and Chips

Crab cakes, Irish style

 All of our accommodations
included a full breakfast.
At the Pax House in Dingle,

I had to order boiled eggs and soldiers ( skinny toast)
both mornings just to enjoy the presentation.

A full Irish breakfast is
definitely a full meal,
bacon, two eggs, sausages,
fried tomatoes, and sometimes mushrooms,
 and white and black pudding,
toast, scones, and fruit.

I know everyone has heard of the puddings.
It's really pork meat, suet, bread and oatmeal rolled
into the shape of a sausage.
The black pudding is basically the same
except blood is included into the mixture.

Our Irish eyes were smiling when we 
discovered the "Queen of Tarts" in Dublin.

We satisfied our sweet tooth twice
enjoying their pastries and strong Irish tea.

Once we called it "lunch"!
Yes, we did a lot of walking to use up
some of those calories.

Running Man's brother
 summed of the food experience

It's all about being open to 
new taste experiences.

 Until Next Time-


  1. Oh my....looks wonderful! blessings, marlene

  2. You had me at potatoes!!
    what a great foodie post. All looks lovely

  3. Mouth watering photos. Now I'm hungry. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

  4. I think the Guinness is ordered by local as a blond with a dark humor :-)
    Thanks for the foodie pics.