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

Celebrating Blackberry Time!

BLACKBERRY TIME

Late August, given heavy rain and sun

For a full week, the blackberries would ripen,

At first, just one, a glossy purple clot

Among others, red, green, hard as a knot.

You ate that first one and its flesh was…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 22, 2016 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Irish Beet Scene

In my last post, I confessed to my love of cheese and my nearly non-stop indulgence in it while traveling through Ireland in May. On quite a few occasions, I found cheese, especially goat’s cheese, paired with beets in a sweet-tangy combination that is — no pun intended — unbeatable! At Reg’s in Waterford, a…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 15, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The Piquant Power of Irish Cheese

I really love cheese, and ever since I was introduced to Irish-made cheese — from the great selection of Kerrygold cheeses like Dubliner, Blarney Castle, and Swiss to harder-to-find ones like Cashel Blue, Ardrahan, or St. Tola — I enjoy it as often as I can. When I go to Ireland, as I did in May, I order it whenever I see it on…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Berries, Berries Everywhere

Why settle for a dessert with only one kind of berry when you can combine all the best the season has to offer in a dish appropriately called “Summer Pudding.” This deliciously simple sweet some attribute to the English; however, it's popular with Irish cooks as well and can be made either as one large pudding or as single serves in…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on August 1, 2016 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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