All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cooking' (87)

Bread Pudding with Winter Fruits

SERVES 8

This pudding is reminiscent of an Irish “brack,” where the fruit is first soaked in either tea or whiskey. On a recent winter visit to Dublin, I discovered this version studded with rum-soaked raisins, sultanas, and holiday fruits like dried cranberries and chopped apricots. Instead of traditional white bread, it’s made with brioche. For an extra boozy…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on November 19, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

A Trinity of Irish Bread Recipes

In days gone by, there was a popular Irish…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 10, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

'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

Irish Cooking for Dummies

Do you love to cook, or do you find the kitchen to be a challenge wrapped in an enigma?  Either way you’ll love our upcoming feature: Irish Cooking for Dummies!

Watch the hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín as renowned cookbook author and culinary guru Margaret Johnson (above left) as she coaches professional "cooking dummy" Kelly O’Rourke (above right) through one of her…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 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

Yule and Mairgead Mór

Over most of Western Europe, particularly in those areas connected with the ancient Celts, December 21, the shortest day of the year fell during the Druidic festival of 'Yule'. Today it is better known as the festival of the ‘Winter Solstice’.

‘Thoul’, an ancient word for…

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Added by Brian Nolan on December 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

A Nice 'Stout' Stew

Are you interested in food ... and Irish food in particular?  Join the brand new group here on The Wild Geese, "The Irish Kitchen," and get access to great recipes submitted by other members, discussions on Irish ingredients, tips on preparation and…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on May 9, 2013 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

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