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Gram’s Guinness beer can hat

There isn't a pattern on this post, but if you search Google you'll find some. This was made by trial and error for my small head. This project took a lot of time, and was fiddly with the bulk of the cans once they were joined, so I don't think I would make it again.… Continue reading Gram’s Guinness beer can hat

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Too hot for Irish coffee

This has been a very hot summer, record heat, so it's a good thing my main interests are mostly indoor ones. We have our morning gardening though and it's good to see so many bees out there. Today, we  harvested cucumbers, tomatoes, chives to create some sort of side dish for grilled burgers. Reaching for… Continue reading Too hot for Irish coffee

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Ireland in the summer

We just returned from a bus tour and family visit in Ireland. People ask where we went, and it's more like, where didn't we go? First there was some gift making for the family we would visit... Hats and cowls for the adults: Hackey Sacks for the kiddies: Then we parted on a short flight… Continue reading Ireland in the summer

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Guinness mini cupcakes and Bailey’s frosting

We're having a potluck at work and I wanted to try an Irish recipe. I found this recipe but left out the ganache filling, since the minis seem a bit fragile already due to their small stature. These were delicious! I think I need to make a bunch, like 100, so I will plan to… Continue reading Guinness mini cupcakes and Bailey’s frosting