All Blog Posts Tagged 'Christmas' (82)

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge

Wild Geese Irish Heritage Partner Margaret Johnson recently shared recipes from her latest cookbook,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 4, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Whether or not it is true, I have long been of the opinion that God never intended cabbage for human consumption.  The rubbery leaves seem more suited to adorn the bottom of brogues than to be cooked up alongside more edible sustenance.  I kid, of course, but I truly never have…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 4, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: St. Tola Cheese and Basil Tart with Spiced Cranberry Jam

This recipe is a perfect Christmas party canapé to serve to guests, but because I didn’t have a party to host or a potluck to attend, I nearly ate the entire plate after I made them. The goat cheese filling with just a hint of basil and nuts is delicate and flavorful,…

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Added by Cynthia Neale on December 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Free Printable Irish Christmas Cards

Fancy sending an Irish greeting this Christmas?  Simply click on the image you like to open a PDF file, and then print the card on your home printer!

"Nollaig Shona" translates to "Happy Christmas" in the Irish language.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Irish Christmas Wreath

The modern Christmas wreath demonstrates the spirit of the season, but to some it is also a reminder of another spirit – a spirit that demonstrated courage and fortitude dating back to 17th century Ireland, when the Penal Laws forbade the practice of the Catholic religion. Not only…

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Added by Mike McCormack on December 1, 2014 at 12:30am — 16 Comments

Have an Irish Christmas Dinner

Who’s up for cooking a traditional Irish Christmas dinner? It will take some advanced planning, so here are some tips and recipes to get you going.

Christmas dinners traditionally feature a roasted goose. Turkeys are a more recent substitution. Other dishes…

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Added by Cindy Thomson on November 29, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Irish Christmas Gifts Drawing

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‘Tis better to give than receive, we often hear, especially at Christmas. We at The Wild Geese Irish Social Network are giving four of our members a chance to choose. Win one of our amazing…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 28, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Shop Small (& Irish) this Saturday & Beyond

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that November 29th is Small Business Saturday ... a day directing the focus on small, local, and independent businesses.

So while you recover from "Black Friday" and gear up…

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Added by Irish Fireside on November 28, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Anyone *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Kids *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Her *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * Stocking Stuffers *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

2014 Irish Christmas Gifts * For Him *

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment


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MyIrelandBox - A Unique Irish Gift!

Based in a pretty little town on the "Emerald Isle," we curate the best of Irish made craft, homeware, and beauty products and deliver as a monthly surprise to your door. We ship to the USA, Canada, and the EU.

We're sending you Irish-made Christmas treats this December!…

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Added by MyIrelandBox on November 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Cauliflower Soup

“The Mission, Mr. Phelps, is to choose a recipe and give feedback ...” Ok! I’m ready!

I accepted an assignment to prepare a “starter” from Margaret Johnson’s cookbook, "Christmas Flavors of Ireland."  I chose the Cauliflower Soup.  I have a…

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Added by Beth Power on November 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Nobby Apple Cake

Scents of freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh apples spread throughout my house as the Nobby Apple Cake quietly baked in my oven. Not content to make just one cake, I doubled the recipe so I could share this delectable dessert cake with a few of my lucky friends. I followed the…

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Added by Jim Roark on October 27, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments


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Buying Irish-Made for Christmas - More Gift Ideas

In every issue of ISLE magazine, we feature Irish made and designed products. 

In our Premier Issue which went live in September 2012, we did a big feature on Ceardlann, the craft village in Spiddal, County Galway. You can read that issue in our archive on our our website.  Above and just below are…

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Added by ISLE magazine on August 1, 2014 at 4:00am — 2 Comments


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10 Irish Food and Drink Products to Buy for Christmas

We cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 months away and so for this post we asked our Founder, Lisa McGee to put together a list of her top 10 Irish Food & Drink…

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Added by ISLE magazine on July 27, 2014 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Countdown to Christmas: Chatting Live with Margaret Johnson and Lisa McGee

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Friday, August 1, 2014 featuring Margaret…

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Added by The Wild Geese on July 22, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

2014 Irish Farmers Calendar - Fun and Charity in One Package

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE Community Chat chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, January 6, 2014.  The focus for the discussion was celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas).  We were joined by Ciara Ryan, the Creator of the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on January 7, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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