Finally met up with a cheer friend from Washington/ Oregon, Katelyn Mashburn who moved to Dublin with her lovely bf Ben . Have been enjoying hanging out with them and getting to know them better :D
Katelyn and Me
I 've been cooking like crazy too. I tried rabbit for the first time last week by making a lovely rabbit stew which was delicious.
I also made some peanut butter from scratch and made some peanut butter cups for a friends cheer bake sale.
This prompted me to experiment with chocolate cups and I'm going to box some for friends for Easter including mint choc cups, strawberry mousse cups, lemon cups and caramel cups .
Going to a vintage fashion show tomorrow night thanks to vintage shop Quack and Dirk. Someone had better hide my purse !
I'm also going to the Dublin Flea Market on Sunday to find some vintage treasures which I am vert eggcited about hehe.
Since the sun has finally made it's way to Dublin, myself and Ronan have decided to go for walks in the evenings and enjoy the East Dublin coastline. We went for a walk around the Howth peninsula and enjoyed some stunning views although the pathway on the lower cliff walk/hike route goes VERY close to the edge. Luckily we don't have vertigo . Here are some pics of the fantastic view.
Finally, I'll leave you with tonights dinner recipe. If you make it too , let me know how it turns out !
Gratin of smoked haddock, spinach, emmental and crème fraîche
- Pick off the stems and wash the spinach.
- Put on a large pan of salted water to boil. When rapidly boiling cook the spinach for 2 minutes, pour into a colander and refresh under cold water. Squeeze dry with hands.
- Slice smoked haddock into bite-sized pieces.
- Take a large earthenware baking dish or gratin dish, roughly chop the spinach and sprinkle on the base of the dish.
- Next place on the smoked haddock, smear over the crème fraiche, then place sliced tomatoes sparingly onto the cream.
- Finish with the grated emmenthal cheese.
- Place in an oven at 160-180C/325-350F/Gas3-4 for 30 minutes and finish under a medium grill for 5 minutes.
- Serve with crusty bread
Next time I'll be talking vintage dresses, time for tea, Parisienne macaroons and scrabble!