on 28 February 2015
Take me home Ailesbury Road to the place I belong, Country Kerry, Ballymoney, take me home country road.
Put your previous ideas aside and learn how the Irish really celebrate St Patrick's Day. Although celebrations on March 17, the day St Patrick died, happen all over the world, the very first one was actually in Boston and not in Ireland. Residents of Boston wanted to celebrate their Irish heritage. Nowdays St Patrick's Day is part of a 5 day celebration of parades and fun showcasing Irish music and culture and attracting millions of visitors.
So pop on your Corrs CD or some Westlife and get ready...and by the way, forget corned beef and cabbage, it's bacon and cabbage - cop on!
There is something very down to earth and warming about Irish food and it reminds me of my youth before the fancy days of pastas and pestos. No, I'm not ancient, was just brought up on stews, potatoes, leeks, cottage pie and soda bread. The Colcannon is a new staple for me as is the Fish Pie and the Beef and Guinness Pie is a Friday Night special after a long cold winter work week. Not forgetting the Bailey's Dessert which I could easily eat nightly. Fail safe Irish recipes which are nourishing and filling.
I loved this book and actually writing this has made me feel hungry...I'd better see what's in the fridge.