I’m rather ashamed that I haven’t posted in an entire month- work, appointments and sleeping badly seem to have got in the way. Anyway, I’m back with a rather belated post on the fabulous GROW HQ in Waterford, which Mr. WB & I visited last month on our summer holiday.
The building itself is a funky affair-bright colours, concrete, and wooden tables with their own individual carved messages. Surrounded by gardens, you forget that you’re just off a roundabout and main road. I particularly liked the miniature garden, showing what can be achieved in a small space. It wasn’t lost on me that it’s just around the corner from University Hospital Waterford- perhaps the patient and staff could look out and feel inspired towards healthier homegrown food as a preventative medicine.
While not being a vegetarian cafe, the vegetables are definitely the stars of this menu. In fact, there’s even a ‘HQ Hero’ plate which features a vegetable cooked five different ways- great inspiration if you hit a garden glut!
Mr. WB satisfied his hunger with a hearty lunch, while I enjoyed a generous bowl of brocolli & romanesco salad with Cashel Blue dressing, caramelised cashews & dots of cauliflower puree.
I have to say I was rather jealous of Mr. WB’s beetroot & chocolate cake, but felt sufficiently appeased by deciding to order a gooseberry & tayberry parfait, especially when I was offered some ice cream in lieu of the usual (gluten-y) shortbread biscuits.
Calling GROW HQ a cafe really belies the quality of the food- this is restaurant quality food at cafe prices. I just wish it was closer to Cork!
This blog post is one for the ladies, so it’s time to say goodbye to my most loyal reader. See you later Dad. No seriously, stop reading. Now.
Right then, hello everyone else. This is a bit of an unusual post for me. I am definitely not a ‘beauty blogger’, but this post is the exception that proves the rule. Continue reading “Barely there hair”
It may be a cliched title, but Litfest 2017 certainly did provide food for thought, and plenty of it. I was lucky enough to be volunteering and got to see plenty of the action between shifts. Continue reading “Food for Thought”
You may have noticed a distinct lack of blog posts in the past month or so. Things have been somewhat busy- some fun things (set to become future blog posts!) and some less fun (a variety of meetings, appointments & Physiotherapy).
In the meantime, play ‘Where’s Wally’ with the photo below!
Forget *’La-La Land’, I’m in Limbo Land at at the moment. Every day, I’ve been coming home wondering if today is the day that my Ballymaloe results will be sitting on the hall floor, waiting for me. It’s been over 10 weeks now, though it seems far longer.
Before I’d even settled back into ‘normal’ life, I spotted this on Instagram: the dining room, set up for the First Supper of the next group of students. It was like the first time you see your ex walking past with someone new. Continue reading “Limbo Land”
I was listening to the radio today, when a certain electrical shop asked if I wanted a ‘smarter, slimmer model’ advertising TVs up to 98 inches.
‘Be the envy of your friends‘ the ad said. Really? Is that it? Is that what I’m supposed to want? Is there someone out there who will buy a new TV because they want their friends to be jealous of them?
Well, sometimes I don’t like to move it, move it (in fact, I look like I’m struggling in the picture to the right), but I do it anyway. I know that, even if I’m tired, I’ll more than likely feel better afterwards.