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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Guinness Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Guinness Braised Cabbage with Bacon

Guinness braised cabbage with thick cut bacon is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and pairs great with potatoes! When I think about the meat I ate in Ireland the first thing that comes to mind is bacon. Not the long thin strips of bacon common in the U.S. The bacon I think of is called rashers or back bacon. This…

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soda bread scones

Soda Bread Scones

Irish Soda Bread Scones are a humble rustic pastry you can quickly make for breakfast on a cozy morning. Biscuit-like with toasted oats around the edges. These simple scones are subtly sweet, especially with the currents and bits of orange zest that find their way into each bite. After breakfast, set one more aside for a delicious mid-morning snack.  …

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Easy to make rhubarb balsamic reduction turns average balsamic vinegar into a gourmet syrup. Subtlety fruity with a familiar balsamic tang.

Rhubarb Balsamic Reduction

Easy to make rhubarb balsamic reduction turns average balsamic vinegar into a gourmet syrup. Subtlety fruity with a familiar balsamic tang. Balsamic reduction can be drizzled over just about anything you can think of from salad to steak to ice cream. A year ago, we celebrated Mother’s Day in Los Angeles, CA.  It was, as you might expect, a stunning…

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