St. Patricks Day Recipes

I don’t really go all out for St. Patricks day anymore… those college days of hitting the bars at 6 AM (or as soon as my final was over, since Cal Poly didn’t seem to care that their finals were interrupting a crucial drinking holiday) are LONG gone (and hopefully [...]

Colcannon

It just so happens that yesterday was my 26th birthday. Judge all you want to, but I’m one of those people that still gets excited about my birthday, probably in part because my family has a knack for picking out the absolute best birthday presents ever. My parents sent [...]

Boxty Pancakes

If you’re a procrastinator like I tend to be, and you still haven’t finalized your St. Patricks Day menu, consider putting these on it. They’re great topped with jam or as a side dish for stew, and they’re not too complex to make. Apparently there are all sorts of [...]

Guinness Chocolate Cake

It seemed only logical to follow Guinness Beef Stew up with Guinness Chocolate Cake for dessert on Christmas Eve. I couldn’t really taste the Guinness, but the cake was very rich and dense – just a sliver was perfectly satisfying! Because the cake uses butter that’s melted and not [...]

Guinness Beef (or Tempeh) Stew

Two years ago we spent the two weeks before Christmas in Ireland, and pretty much everyone we met there thought we were absolutely nuts for leaving beautiful California and going to Ireland for such a cold, rainy time of the year. But lucky for us, the weather was perfect, [...]

Irish Soda Bread

Over the past few years, I’ve watched Mike bake loaf after loaf of perfect Irish soda bread. As soon as he pulled it from the oven, we’d tear off chunks and slather them with butter or jam, burning our hands and tongues because the bread was still steaming. I [...]

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