Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

Very much the favorite of the Irish American families for St. Patrick’s Day. The sausages are roasted until mahogany brown and served with mashed potatoes and onion gravy are a favorite in British eateries. The British sausage became known as a banger around World War I, probably because it spluttered as it fried. Along with…

March Soup and Salad Supper Menu

St Patrick Irish Cheddar Soup       As March rolls in, everyone is getting ready for their St. Patrick’s Day festivities. When everyone across the country celebrates their Irish heritage. Four leaf clovers and the color green can be found everywhere you look. Keeping to the Irish theme, why not celebrate the day with an…

Guinness Battered Fish and Chips

            A traditional Irish dinner for a Friday is fish and chips. This recipe with a Guinness twist makes it extra special! The Irish love nothing more than heading to a “chipper” for fish and chips. Whether it is the famous Dublin shop Leo Burdocks or your local “chipper”, there’s nothing like chomping down on…

Irish Comfort Food: Irish Stew Pie

By Lisa Skinner There are Irish roots in my family and we sure celebrate them. Irish food is some of the most delicious food I have ever tasted. Being able to make the recipes my ancestors have made, gives me a connection to the past that I wasn’t a part of. Whether you are Irish…

A Robert Burns Dinner Celebration

                Robert Burns, also known as Rabbie Burns, was the Bard of Ayshire. He is a national poet and lyricist from Scotland. To this day he is celebrated worldwide. The Burns Supper, traditional celebrated on January 25 (the Bards Birthday) is an institution of Scottish life for immigrants and expats all over the world.  It…

January is Casserole Season!

If it’s January, then it’s time for warming casseroles that are both flavorful and easy-to-prepare; Cottage Pie is one of those dishes! In a land where sheep were traditionally a primary food supply, it’s not surprising that lamb is the foundation for many farmhouse dishes. However, this dish is equally good with ground beef or…

Mid-Winters Ladies Tea Scones

                                Mid-winter with its ice-cover branches and snow-capped trees, the powdery white landscape is both beautiful yet, chilling.  Playing in the snow can be fun for both old and young alike. Once you come inside though, wouldn’t you rather be cozied up in front of a fire enjoying our Midwinter tea? Come warm up…

A Mid-Winters Ladies Tea Menu

When Mid-winter has a hold and you are looking for a quite corner to curl up in, try this warm and delicious tea menu by the fire with some quite jazz in the background.  Soothing and Calming to the soul.  Jazz suggestion:  Beegie Adair’s “I’ll Take Romance”. Menu Smoked Gouda and Rosemary Scones with clotted…

Mini Blue Cheese Quiches

            What is a quiche? It is an unsweetened custard pie usually with a savory filling. Some, like a French quiche, consist of pastry crust filled with delicious custard and pieces of cheese, meat, seafood, or vegetables. Today, though, we are going to make yummy mini blue cheese quiches, just perfect savory bites for tea…

Yorkshire Pudding

                Yorkshire pudding is a multifaceted dish that can be set out in many ways depending on the ingredients you choose to use. In the Britain, the word pudding means something totally different than in America. Rather than a creamy dessert that we Americans think of as pudding, a pudding can refer to sweet and…