Margaret M. Johnson's Blog – October 2014 Archive (2)

Toasting Halloween with Traditional Irish Barmbrack

The word "Halloween" owes its origin to the ancient Celtic harvest feast called Samhain, which occurred on the eve of the Celtic New Year, November 1. Several foods are traditionally eaten at this time, especially Colcannon and Barmbrack, a yeast fruit…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Irish Blue Cheese and Autumn Pears: A Winning Combination

There are over 3,000 known pear varieties grown around the world, each with a distinctive character, texture, and flavor. The most popular and recognizable pears are the yellow Bartlett, with a true pear shape, followed by the elegant, egg-shaped Anjou, (also called…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on October 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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