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St. Patrick's Day - March 17th
You don't have to actually be Irish to join in
the fun and celebration of St. Patrick's Day!
Just cook up some wonderful traditional Irish
food for your family and friends.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
My family and I look forward to enjoying corned beef and cabbage dinner as part of celebrating
Saint Patrick’s Day every year. This is a great no-fuss meal to serve on Saint Patrick's Day or
any day that you desire.
Colcannon Potatoes - Mashed Potato with Kale and Bacon
Colcannon is true Irish soul food. The dish consists of mashing together buttery mashed potatoes with cooked kale or cabbage and leeks for flavoring.
Corned Beef Bubble
Bubble and Squeak is a traditional Monday lunch in England to take the leftover potatoes and vegetables from Sunday
supper and fry it up to enjoy for lunch the next day with eggs, bacon, and/or any leftover meat.
Guinness Beef Stew - Irish Beef Stew
Most every pub you visit in Ireland will offer
Beef and Guinness Stew on the menu. Stewing the
beef in Guinness stout beer tenderizes the beef
and adds a robust, malty flavor to the stew.
Irish Soda Bread
Here’s a wonderful
traditional Irish Soda bread recipe that can be
found in homes and markets all over Ireland. In
the United States, Irish Soda bread is popular
to accompany Corned Beef and Cabbage when celebrating Saint
Chocolate Guinness Cake
Cake is a wonderfully dense and moist chocolate
cake that is not overly sweet yet the chocolate
flavor is still rich with a hint of malt. Great dessert idea to celebrate Saint
Patrick’s Day or enjoy any time of the year.
Spring Is In The Air - Tea Time!
How about planning a Spring Tea for Mother's Day?
It is not too early to start
planning your Mother's Day celebration!
May 11th is not that far away.
Check out Ellen Easton's wonderful articles on planning tea time:
Ellen Easton is a lifestyle industry leader, tea and etiquette authority, author of Afternoon Tea~ Tips, Terms and Traditions,
A Tea Party Planner and Tea Travels™ For The Holidays (RED WAGON PRESS), as well as a hospitality, design and retail consultant, whose clients have included The Waldorf=Astoria,
The Plaza, and Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon.
Invitation to Afternoon Tea
The invitation has just arrived in the mail. What do you do next? When one is invited to an afternoon tea, or any event for that matter,
there are protocols that apply and should be followed.
Etiquette Faux Pas and Other Misconceptions About Afternoon Tea
Due to the new popularity of Afternoon Tea, many people have jumped on the bandwagon, including hotels, caterers, party planners, and protocol
and etiquette “experts.” While their enthusiasm is well intended, unfortunately a great deal of misinformation is being
perpetuated by these “experts.”
A Proper Afternoon Individual Tea Setting.
A properly set afternoon tea table should not be a daunting task. In
fact, the setting of a proper table is easy. The reason being is
that every item has a purpose for its place. Once one understands
the “why”, the rest is not too difficult to remember.
Understanding Tea Time Service
Afternoon Tea is one of the most special times of the day. An occasion one looks forward to with great anticipation and high
expectations for a perfect experience. But have you ever considered what your perfect experience entails to produce?
Check out more of Ellen Easton's
articles and recipes.
Author Lea Schneider, a columnist for What’s
Cooking America, is a freelance writer and organizational expert whose organizing ideas
have been published in many magazines including Woman’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens
Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, as well as numerous newspapers
and websites. She is a member of the Association of Food Journalists.
Bringing Kitchen Remodeling Dreams to Life - Where to Start - Part 1:
Remodeling Begins with Decisions -
The easy part, of choosing your new
kitchen is picking the beautiful items, from the wood of the
cabinets to countertops, backsplashes and lighting fixtures, and
that so called easy part is quite difficult. The hardest part of
your kitchen remodel is deciding what will go where. Before you head
out to look at granite or brush your hand across shiny stainless
steel appliances, put pen to paper to figure out what your kitchen really needs.
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