Friday, March 15, 2013

What We Serve On St Patty's Day!

I am sure everyone thinks that all of the Irish will be eating Corn beef and Cabbage! Well not all of us! 
I must say that I don't every remember having it when I lived there as a child, but I do remember wonderful Irish sausage, potatoes, and Shepherds pie! We usually throw on a small amount of corn beef and cabbage for those who enjoy it. However, we usually always have the following: Shepherds pie with (ground turkey) because my daughters refuse to eat a lamb! We also have a wonderful roasted Irish salmon with a honey glaze, and plenty of mashed potatoes!  There are certain treats that we love to have and brown Irish bread rather than the Irish bread you find in the supermarket is our choice! I thought I might give you a nice list that you may want to include if you are partaking in the Irish festivities and I have linked them to recipes so as to not take up too much room on post! 

Bells of Ireland with a lovely white mix!

Authentic Shepherds pie

1 lb. fresh salmon fillets
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 c. honey
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tbsp. chili powder

Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the salmon and saute until nearly done. Meanwhile, mix the honey, garlic and chili powder. Just before the fish is done, pour honey mixture over it. It will bubble up in the olive oil and form a glaze you can spoon back over the fish. Serve at once. Serve with a slice of lime.

Watercress with simple lemon, sea salt and good virgin olive oil!

So far my favorite Brown Bread mix.. fantastic with Irish Butter!

Childhood favorite and now my children's too!

Again.. too yummy!

Guinness Chocolate Cake!

Wonderful trifle recipe from-Married And Irish Farmer! "A Tale of Two Trifles"!

The only tea we love and it comes in Decaf too and you really wouldn't notice the difference!

May you always have...
Walls for the winds 
A roof for the rain                                                             
Tea beside the fire 
Laughter to cheer you 
Those you love near you 
And all your heart might desire.


  1. My goodness, sounds delicious! Have a great one! xo Caroline

  2. The watercress salad looks delicious and so does the salmon!! Sounds like you have a fun meal planned! Enjoy the weekend:)


  3. I am making my soda bread today, recipe from Ireland (my mother and father were born in Ireland, County Mayo and Sligo).


    1. My side it is from County Offaly! But I remember visiting mayo as a child, what a lovely town!

  4. That's great!! Thanks so much will follow as well!
    Xo Karolyn

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    1. will definitely head over today and check you out!! Thanks for stopping by will follow for sure!

  6. A great and awesome write up. An all time relevant article.


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