Margaret M. Johnson's Blog – June 2016 Archive (4)

Celebrate Summer with Red, White, and Blue Dessert

Eton Mess is an easy-to-assemble classic summer dish with a rather inelegant name. Said to have originated at Eton College during its annual cricket game against the students of Harrow School, it was first…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 27, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Go Green for Summer

Now that it’s officially summer, access to fresh vegetables is limitless. Zucchini, peas, and carrots are some of the most popular and, coincidentally, some of the best ingredients for summer soups, both hot and cold. This zucchini soup is not only colorful and delicious, it’s also very trendy served chilled in…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 21, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hot Off the Grill for Dad’s Day

Grilling season is officially here, and when it comes to cooking up something special for Dad, a juicy steak, some delicious potato cakes, and an Irish-inspired steak sauce are just the ticket. A full-bodied red wine or a glass of cold beer complete the picture! You’ll find more delicious recipes like this in my “Flavors of…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 13, 2016 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Here Come the Strawberries -- Shortcake In a Jar!

While I traveled through Ireland a few weeks ago, I noticed the first signs of strawberry season emerge, with roadside stands popping up in places like Kilkenny and east Cork (transported, no doubt, from Wexford, where strawberries grow in great abundance). The “season” is officially here in the U.S., too, with the…


Added by Margaret M. Johnson on June 5, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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