Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Again.

by Ailbhe on March 14, 2017

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Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you all.

If you’re Irish you won’t need me to tell you to enjoy the day and if you’re not, but would like to celebrate like a native, then this is the place to visit if only to make note of a traditional / not-so-traditional Irish recipe that’ll keep you dancing and merry all day.

I’ve posted these recipes before but the joy of traditional food is that, really, they rarely go out of favour which is lucky for me. This year the online illustration hub that is They Draw and Cook have featured my four Paddy’s Day recipes as their weekly collection and I’m chuffed. So if you want to check them out and pop along to their website then please do theydrawandcook.com. My Paddy’s Day recipes appear on their home page at the moment but if this is next week (or next year or even later!) then browse under my profile and they’ll appear.

However being a kind soul I’ll also publish them here and provide links to a print ready version. Just click on the recipe titles. So, have fun, play kind, eat well and sing a lot 🙂


Bacon & Creamy Cabbage

Bacon & Cabbage, a firm favourite of mine but the addition of the whiskey sauce was my little stroke of genius, if I say so myself. Plus that sauce is great over ice-cream. Win, Win!

Traditional Irish Soda Farls

Everyone, and I mean everyone, should know how to make a quick bread and these hot babes aren’t just quick to make they are delicious when fresh and warm, topped with good Irish butter, fried eggs and black pudding. And if, heavens forbid, any are left over they toast brilliantly.

Cashel Blue, Pear, Spinach & Hazelnut Salad

A lighter green dish for those shamrock souls who are living in sunnier climes and afraid of missing the ‘craic’. Sure, the ‘craic’ is where you are!

Irish Traditional Brown Soda Bread

It doesn’t need to be Paddy’s Day to bake or eat this gorgeous loaf. Lashings of Kerrygold butter topped with a homemade marmalade and you’re sorted.



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