Monthly Archives: March 2015

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned beef is not a traditional Irish food – in fact, it isn’t Irish at all!!  Irish immigrants in the 1800s lived alongside other immigrants in New York and frequented Jewish delis.  Although pork was the favored meat, beef was … Continue reading

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread here in the U.S. almost always has a lot of sugar, raisins and caraway seed.  Although some traditional Irish soda breads do have the seed, they are not sweet, but rather savory breads.  Goes great with Irish … Continue reading

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Iced Irish Coffee

Too warm out for hot coffee?  Try it iced!

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Irish Coddle

Coddle, a potato and meat stew,  dates back to the 1700s in Ireland and is linked to the cities rather than the countryside.  Irish Catholics didn’t eat meat on Fridays, so they would prepare a potato and meat stew on … Continue reading

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Irish Potato Soup (and it’s gluten free)

I’m usually fairly modest when it comes to tooting my own horn, but ya know – This soup is pretty doggone good!!  My husband called it the best potato soup he’s ever eaten!  (and it’s so easy to make!) It’s … Continue reading

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