Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Corned Beef with Cabbage and Colcannon

Simple comfort food….The brisket simmered in Guinness with cloves and finished in the oven with a mustard, honey brown sugar glaze. Probably will make hash in the morning with the left overs for breakfast, and Reuben Sandwiches on Russian Rye for lunch.


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St. Patrick’s Day

Just as Spring is right around the corner, many people are wearing green  and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day  with  parades and food on this day, March 17, 2015.  And speaking of food, there is nothing better than traditional Irish food to comfort your soul on a celebratory day.

My paternal Grandmother was half Irish and a pretty good cook. And her elder brother was born of St. Paddy’s Day, to boot. There are childhood memories of the warm smell of Irish soda bread floating through her  house.  And mixed in with the smell of baking bread was  the smell of corned beef coming from the stove. The colcannon and the steamed cabbage  was ready to be served.

Based on my Grandmother’s recipes, here is my version of traditional Irish food served on St. Patrick’s Day, shared among family and friends.

You can find the recipes in my new cookbook , “The Celebration of Spring available now as an e-book at www. blurb.com.  Just follow the link:


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Irish Soda Bread