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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day. Again.

by Ailbhe on March 14, 2017

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The life of Saint Patrick’s has been celebrated for over 1500 years. You’d think by now we Irish would be partied out but not a bit it seems. So whether you’re planning a weekend of green celebrations with bacon & cabbage, Irish fried breakfast, soda bread and the works or just a simple fresh salad I’ve got an illustrated recipe for you.

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A taste of home for St Patrick’s Day

by Ailbhe on March 14, 2013

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Last year’s marathon recipe posts were great fun to do but this year I’ve aimed for a simple dish that may be more relevant to the many Irish living abroad and celebrating St Patrick’s Day on the other side of the world with sun and heat. What’s more, they can be assembled in advance and baked at the last minute which leaves plenty of time to enjoy the fun.

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Back home recovering from a long weekend in Ireland at the Waterford Festival of Food. Here are some of the many images still dancing around in my head. Such a lovely, regional food festival showcasing all the best to be found in the sunny South-East. Enjoy!

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Recover from any over-enthusiastic festive frolics with this pick-me-up breakfast bread. The traditional irish griddle soda farls are quick to make and split, buttered and topped with your choice of honey, homemade jam, fried egg or black pudding will help revive you at the end of 24 hours of St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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St Patrick’s Day Celebration Menu draws to a close with a dinner of Bacon & Cabbage. And, hand on my heart, this version with the addition of juniper berries really added something special. Drizzled with the MOST delicious whiskey sauce, the combination of creamy cabbage and the bacon was pretty heavenly. And I’m sure ol’ St Patrick wouldn’t mind me saying that!

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