Food stylist, recipe developer & photographer. Loves travelling and food, and good coffee.

Story behind this food blog

Hi everyone, I am Irina and I am happy you visited my blog
today. I live in Dublin, Ireland Birimngham, UK with my wonderful husband and our two children,
Aminah and Ilyas.   I started The Coffee Break in March 2010 when I was on
maternity leave and I needed some kind of hobby or creative outlet, which led
me to two of my biggest passions – cooking and photography.     

This blog is about simple yet flavourful cooking, suitable
for all family. I love to explore different tastes and different cuisines, so
you can expect to find it here.

  My blog is continuously changing and growing as I learn
about all aspects of blogging and finding what suits and what’s not. So bear
with me.    

Five facts about me:   

  1.   I am Russian, but I was born in Latvia.       

2. I met my husband on O’Connally Bridge, in
Dublin. He claims I smiled at him first, and that’s the reason he come up to me,
but I deny it cause it’s not true. So we still debate about it almost 15
years on.       

3.I am huge
coffee addict.       

4. I am big procrastinator, it takes me a while
before I actually sit down and do things.       

5.  I am early riser. I am up at 5 am almost every
day. I prefer to wake up before my children and enjoy first cup of coffee in

  I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy working on it.
If you have any questions or just want to chat, please feel free to contact me at
thecoffeebreak {at} ymail {dot} com .      


Cooking is about passion, so it may look slightly temperamental in a way that it’s too assertive to the naked eye.

Gordon Ramsay

Thank you for reading

Do you have questions about recipes? Wanna work together? Feel free to write to me for all inquires!

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