Monthly Archives: March 2012

Simply strawberry

We love strawberries and have found the best strawberry dishes are the ones that let strawberries shine, a little lemon here, a little balsamic there, a bit of basil or honey, a touch of sugar, a sprig of mint. Here’s … Continue reading

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The Planting Continues

This last weekend I decided to go ahead and plant all of my tomatoes and peppers. This meant the carrots had to come out a little early. I did this because the temperature has been way too high all through … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes with Gruyere and Olive Oil

Yes, we really like messing with this classic dish. Leave the skins on. The tang from the Greek yogurt will make you feel like you’re eating a really creamy, loaded baked potato. Mashed potatoes with Gruyere and Olive Oil 3 … Continue reading

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Coq Au Vin

Recently chicken went on super sale and I bought way too much to fit in the already packed freezer. One of these days we are going to get a stand-alone freezer. Probably when I finally commit to the half cow … Continue reading

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Irish Cappuccino

Anyone can make coffee. If you don’t have the ability to make espresso, cappuccino or other Italian-sounding drinks, well too bad. Not to mention I think there is some holiday around now that may or may not have something to … Continue reading

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Nothing goes together like potatoes and cabbage. Colcannon 1 small head cabbage quartered and cored 6-8 medium boiling potatoes peeled 2 slices bacon, chopped fine 6 green onions, white and green parts chopped fine and separated Milk Butter Salt/pepper In … Continue reading

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Lucky Milkshakes

We have not one, but two fellow bloggers to blame for this crazy concoction. Caroline, of Sweet Caroline’s blog, posted the recipe and JamieAnne of A Dash of Domestic provided the cereal. Seriously, we won a giveaway she was having … Continue reading

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Beef and Irish Stout Pie

This is a true pub meal. Serve with three shots of Powers Irish Whiskey before ordering plus six pints of Guinness while eating. Finish with a boiler maker for dessert. Beef and Stout Pie 2 medium red onions quartered and … Continue reading

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Irish Coffee Brownies

By Katherine One of my new coworkers quickly discovered I can say anything with a straight face. So when I told her the secret ingredient in these brownies was whiskey, she about died laughing. I wasn’t joking. Whiskey is serious … Continue reading

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Fried rice with broccoli and cashews

This is a great weeknight side dish that comes together quickly. Pre-cooked meat can be added to turn it into a main course. Fried Rice with broccoli and cashews half a medium onion, diced  1 1/2 cups broccoli, cut small … Continue reading

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