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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Cook Up a Traditional Irish Christmas Feast
Dec10

Cook Up a Traditional Irish Christmas Feast

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 included three types of potato dishes: roasted, boiled, and mashed. You might also find roasted parsnips, cabbage, and brussels sprouts. For dessert you’d have plum pudding....

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The Irish Tradition of Buying Rounds in a Pub
Aug28

The Irish Tradition of Buying Rounds in a Pub

There’s a tradition in Ireland of buying rounds of drinks in a pub. One person buys a round, those on the receiving end reciprocate. It’s very simple — like wash… rinse… repeat — until the rounds extend beyond you and your two close friends. We covered the topic last year when we talked about Irish Pubs and Etiquette, but a post on the info-sharing site Reddit has put it in the spotlight again (we...

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