Irish Shortbread with Lavender and Lemon

January 19, 2015

    I have had lavender in my pantry that I have been dying to use.  I decided I would make Irish shortbread cookies but add a twist, lavender and lemon. This is not a cookie for everyone, the boys in my house did not approve. I however liked the citrusy floral aroma these cookies […]

On the Lig

October 2, 2014

My son Alex  and I recently had the opportunity to be extras in the filming of a new Irish comedy called “On the Lig” . If you are unfamiliar with the term “On the Lig” (don’t worry, I was too), this term roughly means getting something for free or very cheap. This series is about struggling Irish […]

White Soda Bread

September 19, 2014

      White Soda Bread It is starting to feel a bit like fall here in New Jersey so  I decided to make a big pot of soup. I also wanted to make some crusty bread to enjoy with the soup.. I decided to try another form of soda bread, traditional white soda bread. Here in America […]

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 – Parades & Events

March 7, 2014

Hello all it is my favorite time of year once again – St. Patrick’s Day! Here is a list of all he parades in our area. I hope you are able to make at least one, hey maybe you can make them all. I know I will try! I think there are enough parades here […]

Roddy Doyle – The Guts

February 5, 2014

  Today is yet another snow day here in New Jersey. I am a big baby when it comes to driving in the snow. Just the thought of having to drive in the snow brings on intense feelings of panic. If it had been a nice day I would have loved to go into Brooklyn to hear author […]

Bangers, Beans & Kale Soup

January 3, 2014

Today was a snow day here in New Jersey. My son could not have been happier and I too was glad I could stay in my pajamas and work from home. I recently bought some Irish sausages (bangers) at an Irish grocery store and wanted to make something different and healthier with them besides the traditional Irish fry  […]

Irish Movies on Netflix

November 24, 2013

  Today has been a lazy day. It is freezing here in New Jersey and I have a big pot of Guinness Stew cooking on the stove (recipe to follow). It smells wonderful and is the perfect food on a day like today. I am going to curl up on the sofa with the family […]

Bread and Butter Pudding

November 17, 2013

Bread and Butter Pudding This dessert is warm and comforting perfect to enjoy on a cold day with a hot cup of tea. This pudding can be made with any type of bread you desire from raisin bread to sourdough. This dessert is very simple to make and does not require many ingredients. Bread and butter […]

Barm Brack

November 3, 2013

  In the spirit of Halloween week there seemed no better choice than to make Barm Brack. This bread is delicious and not too sweet. It is delicious served warm with butter and a lovely cup of tea.  Barm Brack is traditionally served on or around Halloween and what makes this bread so special is the […]


October 27, 2013

  Champ is one of my favorite comfort foods and extremely simple and easy to make. Champ is mashed potatoes with scallions mixed in and a nice dollop of melted butter in the center.  This dish is great on a budget and satisfying too. Some children have Champ for Halloween dinner. A coin is wrapped […]