Rutabagas and carrots make a comforting, slightly sweet soup. The combination of deep orange carrots and pale yellow rutabaga flesh, produces an amber colored soup, just perfect for fall. And so, to kick off my soup making recipes for this autumn season, I thought it might be a good idea to start with a simple, […]
Irish Soups And Stews
Soups and stews are wonderful comfort foods and part of my Dublin childhood. Here I share some of my favorite Irish soups and stews - comfort food at its finest. And believe me, as the mother of four kids, I know there's nothing as easy as a one pot meal on a busy day.
Chicken stock lends a robust flavor to all kinds of soups, and can be made inexpensively using the left-over carcass from a roast chicken. Many chicken stock recipes involve simmering a whole chicken, but growing up in Ireland we always used left-over “skeletons” for our stocks. “Waste not, want not” was the motto of my […]
Carrot and coriander soup is very popular in Ireland. It’s lovely orange color makes it an ideal soup for fall and perfect to serve at Halloween. The flavor of ground coriander, made from the seeds of the coriander or cilantro plant, is similar to that of roasted orange peel, making it a great complimentary spice […]
Potato and leek soup is a traditional Irish, wintertime, comfort food. Served with buttered, brown soda bread, it is a delicious warm treat on a cold winter’s day. Some call it leek and potato soup, while others give the potatoes precedence when naming. I had to go with the name potato and leek soup, […]
Fall weather means time for stew. A rich, satisfying Guinness Beef Stew is a perfect dinner for chilly November, when evenings grow darker, and the body seeks comfort food. This is Irish comfort food at its best. My recipe for beef stew cooks slowly in a crockpot for many hours, allowing its distinctive flavors meld […]