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Three Shades of Green

Started Apr 28, 2014 0 Replies

     I hope I've tempted you a bit by posting the details of the Three Shades of Green dinner at the James Beard House on May 29. If not, here's the complete menu!Three Shades of GreenMENU Hors…Continue

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Rhubarb's Here!

     Rhubarb makes only a brief appearance each spring, but because of its tart, bitter flavor, it makes a big impression. Rarely eaten on its own, it’s generally paired with a sweet fruit, especially berries, to balance the flavor. Rhubarb wasn’t a popular ingredient until the eighteenth century, when sugar became a more common ingredient in baking, and now you find it…See More
Jun 23
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Rhubarb's Here!

     Rhubarb makes only a brief appearance each spring, but because of its tart, bitter flavor, it makes a big impression. Rarely eaten on its own, it’s generally paired with a sweet fruit, especially berries, to balance the flavor. Rhubarb wasn’t a popular ingredient until the eighteenth century, when sugar became a more common ingredient in baking, and now you find it…See More
Jun 18
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Strawberry Season Has Arrived

          Once upon a time in Ireland — at least at the time I made my first trip in 1984, and even a decade later — a salad was not a salad as we know it today: think a few leaves of iceberg and a slice or two of tomato. Perfectly acceptable at the time, but three decades later you’ll find that no two salads are created equal. And when strawberry season arrives, you’ll…See More
Jun 1
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Strawberry Season Has Arrived

          Once upon a time in Ireland — at least at the time I made my first trip in 1984, and even a decade later — a salad was not a salad as we know it today: think a few leaves of iceberg and a slice or two of tomato. Perfectly acceptable at the time, but three decades later you’ll find that no two salads are created equal. And when strawberry season arrives, you’ll…See More
May 23
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CHOCOLATE + WHISKEY + CARAMEL = EASTER

    Irish whiskey is a popular ingredient in desserts, where its distinctive taste complements a wide range of flavors. The combination of whiskey and chocolate is especially delicious, and when caramel and nuts are added (you can substitute walnuts, if you wish), this tart simply screams “Easter.” Reminiscent of a Southern pecan pie, it’s delicious topped with vanilla…See More
Apr 12
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CHOCOLATE + WHISKEY + CARAMEL = EASTER

    Irish whiskey is a popular ingredient in desserts, where its distinctive taste complements a wide range of flavors. The combination of whiskey and chocolate is especially delicious, and when caramel and nuts are added (you can substitute walnuts, if you wish), this tart simply screams “Easter.” Reminiscent of a Southern pecan pie, it’s delicious topped with vanilla…See More
Apr 11
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Mar 26
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Irish Soda Bread

IRISH SODA BREADMAKES 1 LOAFEvery Irish cook has a recipe for this delicious cake-like bread, but this is my favorite. I’ve used it in several of my cookbooks (to order, visit irishcook.com) and even turned it into “mini” soda breads by baking it in a cupcake pan (makes about 24). Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig3 cups all-purpose flour2/3 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon…See More
Mar 19
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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Irish Soda Bread

IRISH SODA BREADMAKES 1 LOAFEvery Irish cook has a recipe for this delicious cake-like bread, but this is my favorite. I’ve used it in several of my cookbooks (to order, visit irishcook.com) and even turned it into “mini” soda breads by baking it in a cupcake pan (makes about 24). Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig3 cups all-purpose flour2/3 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon…See More
Mar 13
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Oh-So-Easy Oatmeal Crumble

If you love a bowl of oatmeal topped with fruit for breakfast, you’ll love this crumble that puts the fruit on the bottom and the oats on top. A warm fruity crumble is always a welcome dessert, and this one comes with a little kick from crystallized ginger. You’ll find recipes like this in my cookbook Favorite Flavors of Ireland. To order a signed copy, visit…See More
Mar 1
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Oh-So-Easy Oatmeal Crumble

If you love a bowl of oatmeal topped with fruit for breakfast, you’ll love this crumble that puts the fruit on the bottom and the oats on top. A warm fruity crumble is always a welcome dessert, and this one comes with a little kick from crystallized ginger. You’ll find recipes like this in my cookbook Favorite Flavors of Ireland. To order a signed copy, visit…See More
Feb 15
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In Honor of Tea, Lemon-Ginger Drop Scones

Serious tea drinkers and wellness enthusiasts celebrate “National Hot Tea Month” in January. During the month, many extol the virtues of tea drinking for health reasons: Studies show that drinking tea can counteract tiredness and benefit work performance; can support cardiovascular health; and can reduce blood pressure in hypertensive individuals. Others celebrate the…See More
Jan 20
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In Honor of Tea, Lemon-Ginger Drop Scones

Serious tea drinkers and wellness enthusiasts celebrate “National Hot Tea Month” in January. During the month, many extol the virtues of tea drinking for health reasons: Studies show that drinking tea can counteract tiredness and benefit work performance; can support cardiovascular health; and can reduce blood pressure in hypertensive individuals. Others celebrate the…See More
Jan 17
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The Sweetest Part of Christmas

After two rather miserable years of smaller gatherings and quieter celebrations, we can all only hope that Christmas 2021 will be the merriest of all — fingers crossed! I assume the Christmas cakes have been baked by now, but there’s still loads of time to make a yummy panettone bread pudding if you’re in the mood for a sweet change. Even devoted Irish cooks have…See More
Dec 30, 2021

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Rhubarb's Here!

Posted on June 18, 2022 at 6:58am 0 Comments

     

Rhubarb makes only a brief appearance each spring, but because of its tart, bitter flavor, it makes a big impression. Rarely eaten on its own, it’s generally paired with a sweet fruit, especially berries, to balance the flavor. Rhubarb wasn’t a popular ingredient until the eighteenth century,…

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Strawberry Season Has Arrived

Posted on May 23, 2022 at 8:04am 0 Comments

 

         Once upon a time in Ireland — at least at the time I made my first trip in 1984, and even a decade later — a salad was not a salad as we know it today: think a few leaves of iceberg and a slice or two of tomato. Perfectly acceptable at…

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CHOCOLATE + WHISKEY + CARAMEL = EASTER

Posted on April 11, 2022 at 7:30am 0 Comments

     Irish whiskey is a popular ingredient in desserts, where its distinctive taste complements a wide range of flavors. The combination of whiskey and chocolate is especially delicious, and when caramel and nuts are added (you can substitute walnuts, if you wish), this tart simply screams “Easter.”…

Continue

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Irish Soda Bread

Posted on March 13, 2022 at 8:00am 0 Comments

IRISH SODA BREAD

MAKES 1 LOAF

Every Irish cook has a recipe for this delicious cake-like bread, but this is my favorite. I’ve used it in several of my cookbooks (to order, visit irishcook.com) and even turned it into “mini” soda breads by baking it in a cupcake pan (makes about 24).…

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At 9:25am on November 29, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Margaret, delighted to have you with us, and looking forward to learning more about your many Irish passions and pursuits, and, of course, your unique Irish story! Ger

At 7:06pm on January 2, 2014, Brian Nolan said…

Hey...snowing in New York and blowing in Galway...and we are both sheltering among the Wild Geese...now that's a co-incidence!! Welcome to the flock, oops, sorry, the collective term for geese, is gaggle...Brian

At 8:42am on January 3, 2014, Margaret M. Johnson said…

Always the wit! Yes, snowing like hell here so I guess I'm one up on you since you only have wind. Stay warm and dry if you can. Cheers.

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