A stick of rock! Who remembers these tubes of hardened sugar, we savored as kids. In Ireland these traditional, cylindrical, boiled sweets were usually dyed pink and white, or sometimes festooned in our patriotic colors of green, white and orange. When a friend or relative was heading to the beach, or seaside as we say […]
A Taste Of Ireland
Here let's discover some uniquely Irish products and ingredients, from steak sauces to potato chips, which are loved by Irish men and women all over the world. A discussion of Irish food in general, not recipes, is what you'll find here. This is the grub and the condiments that make our Irish taste buds tingle.
With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought why not review my recipes to see which ones are most popular with readers. And so I’ve come up with my Top Ten Recipes of all time. Believe it or not, all of the most viewed recipes on my site are Irish recipes. Well, I […]
Tayto cheese and onion crisps are a favorite Irish snack. These highly seasoned potato chips boast a very distinctive flavor, and are perfect with a pint of beer. A sharp cheddar taste explosion with overpowering onion strains, combines with deep fried potato slivers, creating a taste of Ireland I absolutely adore. No American chip tantalizes […]
Cold and flu season is upon us. But fear not! Ireland boasts a traditional cure for notorious winter viruses. Of course, the Irish answer to chills and fevers is none other than a hot whiskey. Whiskey’s medicinal properties are probably why it got its name “uisce beatha”, or water of life? In Scotland the preferred […]
When I was a little girl in Ireland I loved when my mom set our Christmas pudding alight. Our annual pyrotechnic show was achieved quite simply, using a candle, a metal spoon, a dollop of brandy and one piping hot plum pudding. Lighting a plum pudding is accomplished using brandy, whiskey or rum. I like […]