Monday, June 13, 2011

Greetings from Ireland!

I arrived in Dublin last Wednesday and I've been sightseeing for the last week. I'll be in Wexford for the remainder of the summer, as a Visiting Artist at Cow House Studios - a teen summer art program on a farm! I'll be taking pictures along the way and posting here as often as I can.

Before traveling to Ireland, I was hearing excellent things regarding the "Grow It Yourself" movement here. I've already noticed many locavore buzz words in restaurant menus and grocery stores, including "corn fed chicken," "free range eggs," "locally sourced produce," "organic," etc. And the food experience has been amazing! It's so refreshing to be able to walk into just about any establishment and find real food, that's delicious and healthy, without all the unnecessary additives and preservatives.

Here are a few quick cellphone snaps of food highlights so far:

Butternut Squash Soup and Goat Cheese Salad
at Avoca Cafe in Dublin City Center:

A statement from the menu at The Farm Restaurant
in Dublin City Center:

"the farm is about...affordable, tasty, homemade, locally sourced, as much organic and/or free range as we can, healthy vegetables + fresh herbs. All of our food is freshly prepared and cooked to order - this may take a little longer, we believe it's worth it! ps - the farm is owned and operated by a locally sourced Irish family!"

And Murphy's Ice Cream in Dingle:

"Murphy's Ice Cream uses milk from the rare, indigenous breed of Kerry cow in a bid to support it and because the milk is so wonderful."

stay tuned for many more posts from my summer adventures in Ireland!


Matt Chung said...

yay! keep posting :) can't wait to read about your travels and hear about your teaching over there!

Christin Boggs said...

thanks, Matt! will do!