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Recipes for St Patricks Day
Treat your Family and Friends to an Irish Dinner on St Patrick's Day
Make a special dinner for St Patrick's Day and decorate your house to suit your table.
Serve potato soup, corned beef, colcannon and soda bread. Finish your meal with Irish Coffee.
All you need for an Irish look is a green tablecloth and napkins. Make up some green cutouts of shamrocks for your walls and lucky Irish mobiles to hang from your doorways. Now, find a large rock to place near your doorstep and make a sign which reads Blarney Stone : Kiss for the Luck of the Irish
Make a Mobile in Minutes
Hang it over the table
Shamrocks and rainbows, what could bring more luck on St. Patrick's Day?
This free printable craft is easy to make: print 2 copies, cut out the pieces, then assemble back to back with ribbon streamers in between.
Full instructions and all pieces except string or ribbon are included on the printable sheet
Make this happy mobile to hang in window, doorway or from ceiling. Make a few. Decorate your whole house!
Potato Soup Recipe
Potato and Leek Soup Recipe
Leek and potato soup is understandably popular. It's a tasty soup but one of the best things about it is the cheapness of the ingredients. You can grow your own potatoes and leeks easily too. Try a pot yourself, it's a great winter warmer and a f...
Slow Cooked Potato Soup
Slow Cook Potato Soup in the Crockpot
Make delicious potato soup in your slow cooker crockpot while you're out all day. This is an 8 to 9 hour recipe, cooking gently away while you're at work. Come home, add a cup of milk and get the soup bowls down from the cupboard. As soon as you...
- 8 - 12 potatoes
- Half a cabbage
- Knob of butter
- Cup of runny cream
- Kale for garnish
- Cut as many potatoes as it takes to feed four people into even-sized chunks, not too small.
- Cover therm with boiling water in a large saucepan, put on the lid and simmer gently for about 25 - 30 minutes. They must be really tender!
- Slice half a cabbage finely, heat a knob of butter in a pan and saute the cabbage for about 3 minutes. Put aside.
- Next drain the potatoes, return them to the pan, cover with a clean tea-towel (kitchen towel) and leave them aside for a couple of minutes so the cloth absorbs the excess steam.
- Whisk a cup of runny cream into the potatoes. (Add a pinch of nutmeg for extra zing)
- Lay the cabbage in a large dish, or on a flat plate, and place the whipped potatoes over the top.
- Garnish with Kale : Kale is one of those wonder vegetables that we should all eat as often as possible. It's highly nutritious with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It makes a gorgeous garnish too!
Corned beef is not an Irish dish in itself but, rather like Irish Stew, a meal which has come to be associated with St Patrick's Day.
It was welcomed on the table in my childhood on St Patrick's Day, St Columba's Day or any day of the year.
Old Fashioned Corned Beef
How I love corned beef! It was a rare treat when I was a child for we grew up on lamb. Our diet was lamb, mutton and more lamb, broken only by fish on Fridays and poultry at Christmas. My Nanna cooked Corned Beef with golden syrup, My Aunt Kathleen with be...
Dublin Coddle - Comfort Food Irish Style
Dublin Coddle Recipe
I remember Dublin Coddle from my childhood. Coming in the door from school, I would be hit by the awesome smell of bacon and pork sausage and my stomach would rumble in anticipation. When I bake a Dublin Coddle now, I can't keep the guests or the gran...
The Magic of the Green
Make a serving dish of fresh healthy green vegetables, whatever you have that's green.
Shepherd's Pie - Irish style?
This recipe is perfect for a new cook or for anyone who prefers a simple way to cook a Shepherd's Pie. It may not be authentic Irish but it's a lovely, tasty meal and looks like a peasant's meal. Well it is, isn't it?
It's easy to make. It looks good. It tastes good. That's enough for me!
Irish Coffee Recipe
One Irish Coffee glass
One long shot of good espresso
Two fingers of good Irish Whiskey
One tablespoon brown sugar
FRESH heavy cream, laced with a pinch of white sugar, beaten until it's thick but not fluffy
* Hold the glass over some steaming water for a few seconds to heat it.
* Add the sugar.
* Pour in the whiskey
* Slowly pour in the coffee leaving room at the top for the cream
* Spoon some of the whipped cream over the hot coffee. Don't mix it! It has to float
© 2010 Susanna Duffy