roasted boneless leg of lamb with carrots

Boneless Leg of Lamb with Tarragon Rub

Roast leg of lamb makes a wonderful holiday dinner. Roasted with savory tarragon, garlic, and capers this easy lamb recipe is a real treat. Strange as this may sound, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday. My interest in all things Celtic comes entirely from growing up in a proud Irish-American family. That our most recent immigrant ancestor left the…

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Lightened Irish Seafood Chowder

This easy chowder recipe can be made with very little fuss. To make the meal fully authentic pair it with Traditional Irish Brown Bread or give your meal an Irish-American twist with homemade croutons made from a day-old loaf of chewy sourdough. Recipe Highlights: A healthy, easy, seafood chowder featuring cod, potato, leeks, and bacon! A good source of protein,…

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Traditional Irish Brown Bread

Irish Brown Bread Brown bread is rich with a bit of sweetness and a dense texture. Similar to the soda bread you can find in American bakeries around St. Patrick’s Day, brown bread is made with no yeast. In theory, you could use slices of brown bread to make a sandwich but I have not seen it done. What you…

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Avoca Cafe Super Food Quinoa-Salad

Super Food Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad has a little bit of everything, except the kitchen sink! At first glance these ingredients might seem a bit dissonant, be assured they come together harmoniously. Pack for a picnic, present at a potluck, or nosh at your desk this nutrient packed salad works as a side dish or your meal’s main event. Change the fruits and…

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Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes with Herbs

Oven roasted potatoes bake up crisp on the outside, warm and soft on the inside. While super simple to make these potatoes qualify for ultimate comfort food status. In the early 2000’s the technology era was booming and Dublin was open for business. The city filled with young go-getters who shook loose the dirt of their sleepy villages eager to get degrees in computers…

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