Today, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, and I am in Ireland visiting family. While Ireland is not known as a wine producing country I thought it fitting to post on Ireland’s contribution to the world of fine wine. While some of you may be familiar with Ireland’s famed ‘Wild Geese’ I wonder how many of you have ever heard of Ireland’s ‘Wine Geese’?
Red flannel hash was an invention of the first New England colonists, but it certainly has roots in Old World cookery. It's essentially corned beef hash, minus the corned beef and plus a few beets. If you're looking for something a little different to serve up this St. Patrick's Day, look no further!
There are a few recipes that we turn to every holiday season, and this is one of them. This is a workhorse of a cookie recipe. Why? Well, it has everything you need for good cut-out sugar cookies. They mix up quickly, and they are full of sugar and butter so they keep well. This is a firm dough that can be rolled and cut more easily than Play-Doh, and yet it turns out a meltingly delicious cookie, with hints of almond, vanilla, and lemon.
There's a new drink combo that's been springing up on bar menus across the country: The Pickleback. Yes, that's right - a shot of whiskey accompanied by a "back" of pickle juice. This week, with side-by-side measures of skepticism and curiosity, I gave this unlikely pairing a shot.
St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, March 17! Do you have your corned beef all ready to go? How about your potatoes and cabbage, and your Guinness too? Well, just in case you want a little fresh inspiration for St. Patrick's, today we're tweeting some fun and more offbeat suggestions throughout the day.
So follow us as we tweet 10 good ideas for St. Patty's Day every hour from 9 until 6. Tweet back your own favorite recipes for this excellent holiday as well!
Corned beef, cabbage, and other Irish-American food traditions will be out in full force tomorrow — it's St. Patrick's Day! Are you eating Irish food tomorrow? If so, here are some great recipes from our archives — from soda bread to chocolate Guinness cake to beer floats, some traditional (and not so traditional).
It almost seems wrong pitting one type of recipe against another, but we realize that individual preferences can be quite strong when it comes to Irish soda bread. Did you grow up on the sweet Irish-American version? Are you a purist who sticks with flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk? Or do you like to experiment with a few modern twists?