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Meal #27: Breakfast

Another amazing meal at the castle! They use only locally sourced ingredients and wow are they tasty. I had a huge breakfast of Irish bacon, black pudding, mushrooms, potato bread, soda bread, and white porridge with local heather-honey, heavy cream, and Bushmills whiskey!!! Why haven’t I ever had boozy oatmeal?!? It is sooo good! We also loved the black pudding. I’m still not exactly sure what it is- a strange blend of bread and sausage…? The bacon tasted more like a pork chop than American bacon- delish! Finally, I must tell you about the apple juice- it was so amazing. Adam drank five glasses!!! It tasted similar to my grandma’s fresh homemade apple sauce. Pure apple. So sweet and natural. Unbelievable.





Meal #43: Dinner

Irish lamb stew with soda bread, O'Neills, Oxford, UK

The stew was okay, but nothing amazing.  A standard stew gravy, chunks of lamb and potato and carrots.  The soda bread was very dry, I couldn’t eat it without soaking it in the stew.  I hope this is not a good representation of all Irish food.