Food, wine, beer and spirits in Ireland.
The original recipe for Irish soda bread uses only four ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk or sour milk. Soda bread is best when it is still almost warm.
The inviting and very satisfying Irish stew illustrates the stewing technique. Prepared usually with the tougher cuts from lamb or mutton and, being Irish, the vegetables had to include potatoes. A good Irish stew is thick and hearty not watered down like soup. A substantial dish and full of flavor.
The Green Man is also known as the Leaf Man or Jack the Green. He is the ancient image of the Goddesses' consort.
What can you do with leftover soda bread? Bake an Irish bread pudding! Bread pudding is always a favorite with children. Irish bread pudding may remind you of the British bread and butter pudding minus the butter.
If you like to finish a meal with a cup of coffee, then you have to try an Irish coffee. Made from black coffee, Irish whiskey, brown sugar and whipping cream it’s a drink that is sure to please any day of the year.
An important staple in the Irish diet, curds were used for many things. This recipe for lemon curd cheesecake is mild in flavor and comes with a crispy crust.
Irish soda bread, made in a cast iron skillet with buttermilk, sour cream and caraway seeds, is super simple. Mind, it’s heavy bread and therefore excellent served with soup, stew or any dish where you may need to soak up natural juices or gravy.
The lobster should be alive prior to cooking. Instructions below.
The Irish version of a potato salad and most simple: boil, mix and chill. Something to try.