Revisiting Irish Soda Bread

It seems my food writing has taken a back seat to cooking these days.  There never seems to be enough hours in the week to get it all done.  Busy is always better, so I am not complaining!  This week I decided to play around with a couple of Irish soda bread recipes.  As with…

Celebrating Spring and Getting My Irish On

Many wonderful things happen in March: The weather finally breaks and Spring arrives, the clocks “spring” ahead, my orchid blooms and a fun Irish holiday is celebrated. For the past few years I have sought advice from my three Irish friends, Alan, Brona and Derval, on recipes and lore of Ireland. A few years ago…

Bringing a Little Pizzaz to a Traditional Irish Potato Pancake

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and everyone will be making Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie and Irish Soda Bread. There are so many other traditional Irish dishes that are really spot on, but never seem to bubble to the surface: Dublin Coddle (sausage, bacon and potato), Colcannon (potatoes and cabbage), and Boxty….