Cavendish in Winter

One winter’s day in Cavendish, National Park. I rarely go to Cavendish Beach in the summer due to the crowds. I can count the number of times on one hand. In the winter, however, it is a beautiful, ghost-of-a-place to be. There was not another soul around except for a wild, white hare that sprinted…

Light leads the way in West Mabou

West Mabou Provincial Park, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia The meaning of Mabou: Mi’kmaq: Mȧbu or Malabo, from Malabokek, meaning “place where two rivers meet” (Mabou and Southwest Mabou rivers). It is also thought to mean shining or sparkling waters. Gaidhlig: An Drochaid meaning “The Bridge” These photographs were made one chilly October evening in…

Dancing Goat Dreams

The Dancing Goat Café and Bakery in Margaree, Cape Breton Island is the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine waking up to the quiet early morning light on a crisp day. Outside the forest air is full of frosty dew and you feel like you could be in the middle of nowhere, but you’re definitely…

Winter in Argyle Shore

Sometimes it’s just too cold to do anything outside (like last week’s -35 degrees celsius) but I still want to be outside. In warmer weather, I would feel a tad guilty if I just went for a drive and didn’t get out for a walk but I feel no such thing in wintertime. Look (below)…

Irish Breakfasts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You can pretend you’re waking up in Ireland any day by cooking up a hardy Irish Breakfast. Depending on where in Ireland you’re eating breakfast and who is cooking it for you there are slightly different variants of what constitutes a “full Irish breakfast.” The typical meal consists of variants of…

Darling Dingle

The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland is truly stunning. The town of Dingle itself is the most darling, bustling little place. Its tidy main streets are lined with colourful stone buildings housing pubs, shops of irish linen and cashmere, and an extremely popular ice-cream parlour. It was first of June when I was there and it…

Brown Bread + County Clare

In June 2015 my boyfriend and I went on a whirlwind tour of Ireland. It was his first time in Ireland and our first time with a car since we moved to the UK in March – so we wanted to see as much as possible and drive until the wheels fell off. We got an outrageously cheap flight…

Heritage Kitchen

St Patrick’s Day, the holiday that has everyone wishing they were Irish,  is fast approaching. It is with that good-natured green envy that I will be sharing Irish morsels of family, food, and travel with you this week.  But first, a few words on Heritage in my Kitchen: I love learning about heritage in the kitchen (my own…

Fun in Falkland: Pillars of Hercules

If you find yourself near the village of Falkland, in the Kingdom of Fife, the Pillars of Hercules is a must-stop wether you’re famished or not. My lovely co-worker, a “fifer for life” lass told me to check it out when I was quizzing her on things to do in her village: “The Palace” – Falkland Palace: home of…