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This blog aims to promote food, travel and tourism within Ireland, Canada’s East Coast and any other place I find myself visiting. All recipes and photographs are my own and are owned solely by me, unless stated otherwise in the post. Travel with children, life as a Canadian expat/chef in Ireland and farming/cooking for farmers in rural Ireland are recurring themes on this website (whether I like it or not!).

I solely promote local Irish business and artisanal products on this blog.

I’ve made my living as a chef, freelance writer and social media manager over the past few years. If you would like to work with me, just send an email to


This site is popular among Canadians and Irish citizens alike (mostly aged 20 or older), with a generous sprinkling of international readers looking for information on life and travel in rural Ireland and Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Many readers are on the prowl for authentic, old fashioned recipes (like my Cape Breton Oatcakes) while others are attracted to my travel posts.

Where I Write/Work:

I am a regular contributor to the following publications:

Vacay Network (Europe Editor)

Irish Country Living

The Chronicle Herald

Food Bloggers of Canada Association

Foodservice and Hospitality Magazine (Canada)

I teach a 12-week Commis Chef Training Course at Kilkenny School of Food

Where I’ve Been Published

Huffington Post Canada

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Joy All the Way to Canada

The Gathering Calls Canadians to Ireland

Top 50 Restaurants in Canada

Aside from developing the constitution for’s Top 50 Restaurants in Canada, I chair the list annually. Check it out!

Chanterelle Inn  and Cape Breton Cuisine- October, 2012

Chives Vaults Maritimes to New Heights- July, 2012

Ottawa’s Mill St. Brew Pub Steals the Show with Beer- April, 2012

Hopgood’s Foodliner Brings a Touch of Nova Scotia to Toronto- June, 2012

Le Comptoir is a Cut Above in Montreal- May, 2012

Eat Your Way Around Montreal for Cheap- May, 2012

Eat Your Heart Out at Garde Manger in Montreal- March, 2012

Embracing the Cold at Ottawa’s Winterlude- February, 2012

In Ottawa, Play is all Fun- February, 2012

A Vegan Surprise in Ottawa- February, 2012

Celebrating Food, Film and Storytelling in Toronto- February, 2012

Taking a Bite out of Art on Toronto’s West End- December, 2011

Top 5 Ways to Spend Christmas on the East Coast- December, 2011

The Bay of Fundy sure is a Wonder- November, 2011 

Other Works

Getting My Suwon- Archives

Expat Info Desk- A Guide to Expat Life in Seoul, Korea (First Edition)

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