Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day

Corn your own beef, elevate cabbage, perfect your potatoes. We have the recipes for you! As always, we use fresh and local ingredients whenever possible.

Cook and Corn Your Own Beef Brisket for St. Patrick’s Day

Cook and Corn Your Own Beef Brisket for St. Patrick’s Day

Cook and Corn Your Own Beef Brisket for St. Patrick's Day Corned beef is salt-cured brisket of beef. The term comes from the brining of the meat with large-grained rock salt, also called “corns” of salt for 7 to 10 days. Recipe by Chef Greg Jordan of The Quarry...

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Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos One dish that I think is perfect on a cold winter day is my take on a traditional Mexican staple. Well, they aren’t exactly Mexican or Irish, per se, but since I’ve replaced the tortilla chips with potatoes, the name seems justified. Potatoes are perfect...

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Winter Fusion – Irish Nachos

Winter Fusion – Irish Nachos

By Kendra Murray. Not to be dramatic, but cold weather is the bane of my existence. I am not a winter person. I do not willingly use air conditioning in the summer, and I start dreading the winter as soon as the crisp fall air starts moving in around mid-September....

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Shepherd’s or Cottage Pie for St. Patrick’s Day

Shepherd’s or Cottage Pie for St. Patrick’s Day

Shepherd's or Cottage Pie for St. Patrick's Day I’m not knocking boiled dinner.It’s delicious. Growing up, I enjoyed it with my Irish family every St. Patrick’s Day. However, if you’re looking for a more traditional meal, an Irish meat pie is the way to go. If you’re...

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Peas and Pies, and St. Patrick’s Day

Peas and Pies, and St. Patrick’s Day

By Kendra Murray. For a great many people, both Irish and not-so-Irish, Saint Patrick's Day means two things: Boiled dinner (corned beef and cabbage) Beer However, for numerous backyard homesteaders and farmers, it means a third thing: peas! These peas won't be making...

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Cooking Local: Irish Beef Stew

Cooking Local: Irish Beef Stew

by Kendra Murray. Celebrate Your Holiday Roots! The end of the year is a time for celebration. Whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s, most of us participate in some holiday festivities during December. Although I do enjoy celebrating Christmas with my...

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One Loaf of Soda Bread…HOLD THE BLARNEY

One Loaf of Soda Bread…HOLD THE BLARNEY

by Paula Marcoux. Readers of this magazine who reside in the suburban sector jocularly known as the ‘Irish Riviera’ will find this hard to believe: I grew up here on the ‘South Shore & South Coast’ without knowing a single person who advertised Irish ancestry....

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Mrs. O’Duffy’s Soda Bread

Mrs. O’Duffy’s Soda Bread

Mrs. O'Duffy's Soda Bread If you like you can substitute part unbleached all-purpose white flour for an equivalent amount of the whole-wheat flour. Your result will still have plenty of flavor and texture. If you must get into it before it cools, break, rather than...

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Buttery Cabbage Lasagna

Buttery Cabbage Lasagna Adapted from Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking with Ming TsaiLike an exploded wonton, if wontons were ever this good. 2 tbsp vegetable oil2 tbsp finely chopped garlic2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger½ lbs ground pork (local and humanely...

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Spiced Smothered Cabbage

Spiced Smothered Cabbage Adapted from Julie Sahni’s Classic Indian CookingAn Indian friend went into ecstasies upon tasting this dish. 1 small cabbage, about 1¾ to 2 pounds2 tablespoons ghee, or 1 Tablespoon each butter and vegetable oil1½ tsp cumin seeds¼ tsp ground...

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Learning to Love Cabbage

by Joan Kocsis. When I first lived on my own, I compared prices for iceberg lettuce and a similar-looking head of cabbage and opted for the cabbage, thinking it was almost the same thing but cheaper. When I cut it into the same big chunks as iceberg and tried to eat...

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