samster's adventures

An adventurous girl cooks, eats and explores in Europe.

Saucy Sundays: Sriracha and Pretzels

Pretzels are a one of my favorite guilty pleasure snacks- it is a treat but not unhealthy enough to  undo all your good food choices for the day. As good … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Saucy Sundays: Sriracha Popcorn

I have to admit that the first time I heard of this, I thought it sounded crazy and anything but delicious. A bar by our friends house in Berkeley served … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Introducing: Saucy Sundays

I’m excited to introduce a new weekly post at Samster’s Adventures- Saucy Sundays. I know this term is often referring to a different kind of saucy, namely the saucy you … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

Hibernating for Winter

As you may  have noticed from the number of days between this post and last, I’ve been slacking. I will be on hiatus for a bit longer, but you can … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Marsh’s Library

Next to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is Marsh’s Library, an old library full of old books. For just  €3, you can see the main room with all the old windows, shelves … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dublin Fun Fact Friday – Following your Irish roots

If you are visiting Dublin and are of Irish descent, you may want to make a trip to the National Archives. Not too far out from the tourist district and … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Edinburgh Highlights- Edinburgh Castle

We got there around 10, as they only open at 9:30 and already there was a massive line. We had a half hour wait for tickets. (Tip – book in … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: BYOBag

Heading to a grocery store? Make sure you bring a bag! Irish grocery stores do not provide bags for you when checking out. They do sell bags- for just under … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Edinburgh Highlights: The most famous pup in Edinburgh

The night-watchman job was once a very dangerous job in Edinburgh, specifically around the grass market. Knowing this, everyone recommended the night-watchman in this area, John Gray, get a dog … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dublin Fun Fact Friday: Arthur’s Day

Anyone in Ireland and a bit hungover this Friday probably knows this, but this Thursday was Arthur’s Day. It is a bit of a made up holiday, starting as a … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

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