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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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Gerry Regan liked Margaret M. Johnson's blog post Hot Tea Month Is Here
Jan 19
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Hot Tea Month Is Here

Did you know that January is celebrated as “National Hot Tea Month”? I didn’t! As a member of a tea-loving Facebook group, I discover all sorts of information that only passionate tea-lovers know and share. And as the author of Teatime in Ireland, I do know that tea plays an important role in Ireland and that sharing a cup with friends is a legitimate social event, making…See More
Jan 9
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Hot Tea Month Is Here

Did you know that January is celebrated as “National Hot Tea Month”? I didn’t! As a member of a tea-loving Facebook group, I discover all sorts of information that only passionate tea-lovers know and share. And as the author of Teatime in Ireland, I do know that tea plays an important role in Ireland and that sharing a cup with friends is a legitimate social event, making…See More
Jan 3
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Dec 7, 2020
Margaret M. Johnson's blog post was featured

Downsizing the Christmas Cake -- Mini Bundt Fruitcakes

For obvious reasons, Christmas 2020 will be scaled back a bit, so for many the “big Christmas cake” won’t happen this year. Not to worry: for those like me who still love holiday baking, these mini fruitcakes will fill the bill. Same great flavor, same great taste, just sized down to fit the “new normal.” You’ll find other Christmas recipes in my cookbook “Teatime in…See More
Dec 7, 2020
Margaret M. Johnson posted a blog post

Downsizing the Christmas Cake -- Mini Bundt Fruitcakes

For obvious reasons, Christmas 2020 will be scaled back a bit, so for many the “big Christmas cake” won’t happen this year. Not to worry: for those like me who still love holiday baking, these mini fruitcakes will fill the bill. Same great flavor, same great taste, just sized down to fit the “new normal.” You’ll find other Christmas recipes in my cookbook “Teatime in…See More
Dec 7, 2020
Gerry Regan liked Margaret M. Johnson's blog post We Still Love Pumpkins -- Nutty Pumpkin Muffins
Nov 30, 2020
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Cranberry Bread: A Seasonal Favorite!

Cranberries take center stage this month in both sweet and savory dishes. One of my favorites is this quick bread, sweet enough for dessert but not-too-sweet for breakfast or afternoon tea. The versatile little berry is widely available in markets this month and next, so buy a few bags to use now and a few to freeze for later. You’ll find recipes for similar fruit breads…See More
Nov 18, 2020
Margaret M. Johnson posted a blog post

Cranberry Bread: A Seasonal Favorite!

Cranberries take center stage this month in both sweet and savory dishes. One of my favorites is this quick bread, sweet enough for dessert but not-too-sweet for breakfast or afternoon tea. The versatile little berry is widely available in markets this month and next, so buy a few bags to use now and a few to freeze for later. You’ll find recipes for similar fruit breads…See More
Nov 12, 2020
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We Still Love Pumpkins -- Nutty Pumpkin Muffins

While pumpkins are not native to Ireland, they are in great demand during the autumn, from Halloween straight through to Christmas. In the U.S., we use pumpkins and other winter squash varieties in many sweet and savory dishes, always enticed by the look of a supermarket display or a roadside stand selling the colorful beauties! These muffins are perfect for breakfast,…See More
Oct 29, 2020
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APPPLE TREAT FOR OCTOBER

If it’s October, it’s time to add apples to the menu. This recipe for an apple tea loaf is reminiscent of a traditional Irish apple cake. The brandy adds a little kick and the nuts a bit of crunch. I like to bake it in a stoneware tea loaf pan (12 x 4 x 2 1/2-inches) that creates smaller slices than a traditional full-sized loaf. The tea loaf pan (I bought mine at…See More
Oct 4, 2020
Margaret M. Johnson posted a blog post

APPPLE TREAT FOR OCTOBER

If it’s October, it’s time to add apples to the menu. This recipe for an apple tea loaf is reminiscent of a traditional Irish apple cake. The brandy adds a little kick and the nuts a bit of crunch. I like to bake it in a stoneware tea loaf pan (12 x 4 x 2 1/2-inches) that creates smaller slices than a traditional full-sized loaf. The tea loaf pan (I bought mine at…See More
Oct 1, 2020
Margaret M. Johnson commented on Margaret M. Johnson's blog post Fabulous Figs . . . From Teatime to Cheeseboards
"OOPS!    While not native to Ireland, they’re no longer considered “exotic” and are widely available to use in dishes ranging from teatime sandwiches to appetizers and desserts!"
Sep 12, 2020
Margaret M. Johnson's blog post was featured

Fabulous Figs . . . From Teatime to Cheeseboards

Fresh or dried, figs are it! While not native to Ireland, they’re no longer considered “exotic” and are widely available to use in dishes ranging from teatime sandwiches to appetizers and. Christmas bakers have probably already started to stockpile dried ones for holidays sweets, but, in between, try some fresh ones in these yummy recipes. Some varieties to look for are…See More
Sep 12, 2020

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Hot Tea Month Is Here

Posted on January 3, 2021 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Did you know that January is celebrated as “National Hot Tea Month”? I didn’t! As a member of a tea-loving Facebook group, I discover all sorts of information that only passionate tea-lovers know and share. And as the author of Teatime in Ireland, I do know that tea plays…

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Downsizing the Christmas Cake -- Mini Bundt Fruitcakes

Posted on December 7, 2020 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

For obvious reasons, Christmas 2020 will be scaled back a bit, so for many the “big Christmas cake” won’t happen this year. Not to worry: for those like me who still love holiday baking, these mini fruitcakes will fill the bill. Same great flavor, same great taste, just sized down to fit the “new…

Continue

Cranberry Bread: A Seasonal Favorite!

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Cranberries take center stage this month in both sweet and savory dishes. One of my favorites is this quick bread, sweet enough for dessert but not-too-sweet for breakfast or afternoon tea. The versatile little berry is widely available in markets this month and next, so buy a few…

Continue

We Still Love Pumpkins -- Nutty Pumpkin Muffins

Posted on October 29, 2020 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

While pumpkins are not native to Ireland, they are in great demand during the autumn, from Halloween straight through to Christmas. In the U.S., we use pumpkins and other winter squash varieties in many sweet and savory dishes, always enticed by the look of a supermarket display or a roadside…

Continue

Comment Wall (3 comments)

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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