Category Archives: Irish

Irish Potato Cakes

Well it seems that mid-March is upon us once again and let us shift the focus away from the usual St. Patrick’s Day boiled dinner or boiled bacon for a minute and start the day off right. A little something … Continue reading

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Fruit Cake

It may seem that it is a bit late for a posting about a Christmas Cake, but as long as I get it written before Chinese New Year I still consider it in season. Besides since a good Christmas Cake … Continue reading

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Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and Squeak is sort of like Colcannon only fried up a bit. In case you are wondering it is named for sound it makes while being cooked in hot fat. Silly name aside it is more or less just … Continue reading

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Christmas Pudding

A good Christmas Pudding should be made at least 3 weeks if not 3 months in advance. I usually get around to it somewhere around 2 months ahead of time. It is in fact, slow food in the very literal … Continue reading

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(Irish) Bacon, Zucchini and Blue Cheese Soup

This is a hearty soup. Which is great for Western Washington, for while the summer is warm enough to actually eek out a zucchini or two, it is still cool enough to warrant a nice hearty soup. Even in the … Continue reading

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Boiled Bacon and Cabbage, Another Boiled Dinner

Boiled Bacon and Cabbage, what we would call Boiled Ham in the United States, is ubiquitous in Ireland and is common in some form or another throughout the UK and Ireland (and parts of the US heavily influenced by one … Continue reading

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New England Boiled Dinner and a Boiled Cake

Essentially corned beef  served with a greater array of vegetables. Like its English and Irish relatives (boiled beef & carrots and corned beef & cabbage) New England Boiled Dinner makes use of a cured, cheap cut of beef simmered until … Continue reading

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