Cookies For An Irish Christmas
Dec20

Cookies For An Irish Christmas

Baking This Week? I’m sure I’m not the only one baking this week. While most people make the same traditional cookies and cakes that they make every year, I’m betting a number of you are like me and ready to try something different. I have some Irish friends who are amazing bakers. If you’ve ever stayed at a B&B in Ireland, you know how good the Irish are at baking. I thought I’d try to find out what...

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Adventures from an Irish Farm with Imen McDonnell’s Farmette Cookbook
Jan01

Adventures from an Irish Farm with Imen McDonnell’s Farmette Cookbook

A series of only-in-Ireland driving instructions led Liam and me to the McDonnell farm… “If you get into town, you’ve gone too far.” “Turn at the yellow house with the black trim, not the yellow house with the red trim.” “It won’t look like you’re on the right road, but you are.” “You’ll pass a ruined wall.” “Turn at the sign for Rathkeale, but do not...

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10 Irish Recipe Resources for Thanksgiving
Nov26

10 Irish Recipe Resources for Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, Irish-Americans have a knack for bringing a bit of Irish into any festivity. Here are ten resources that might inspire you to add a bit of the Emerald Isle to your Thanksgiving menu: Irish Fireside Recipes: yep, we have recipes for mains, desserts, and drinks. If you’re feeling especially creative, try the Leprechaun mashed potatoes, frozen Black Irish, poitín cocktail, or corned...

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#139 Exploring “Delightful Dublin with Emily Westbrooks” — AUDIO
Oct02

#139 Exploring “Delightful Dublin with Emily Westbrooks” — AUDIO

The pages of “Delightful Dublin” feel like you’re spending a day exploring a Dublin neighborhood with a good friend showing you her favorite places to eat, shop, play, and meet people. I’ve been lucky enough to chat with author Emily Westbrooks about her beloved city. Have a listen and feel free to review the show notes: CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen...

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Christmas Dinner Irish Style: Great Holiday Recipes Inspired by Ireland
Dec16

Christmas Dinner Irish Style: Great Holiday Recipes Inspired by Ireland

People like to eat different things at Christmas time, foods that we don’t get the rest of the year. Not that the traditional turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes aren’t welcomed, but often our taste goes international. We at the Irish Fireside of course crave Irish dishes. But no use recommending the dishes we already know about. What about something different? Flavored Mash Adding something to your traditional mashed potatoes can make...

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Quick and Cheap Meals in Ireland

While touring, sometimes you just need a quick, inexpensive bite. These days, many Irish grocery stores and petrol (gas) stations offer some tasty pre-made meals on-the-go. While some places offer deli-style areas where sandwiches or pre-made dishes are served-to-order, many offer a cooler with sandwiches, salads, and beverages… often near the courtesy counter for quick checkout. Today, I was in the Cashel Tesco and grabbed...

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