TIP OF THE DAY: Irish Lamb Stew For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] Irish lamb stew, made with pearled barley. [2] A pint of Guinness, once the world’s top-selling beer†. [3] Arthur Guinness founded the brewery in 1759. It’s the world’s oldest continuing brewery (all photos courtesy Guinness).   If you like lamb, there’s no better excuse to make lamb stew than St. Patrick’s Day. Lamb shoulder,…
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RECIPE: Corned Beef Hash Patties With Eggs

Our mom loved corned beef and cabbage, and made it year-round in addition to St. Patrick’s Day. There were corned beef sandwiches for lunch the next day, and corned beef hash for Saturday breakfasts (Sunday was always bagels and lox). But our younger brother, a fussy eater, refused to try it, claiming it looked like…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Corned Beef & Cabbage Sandwich

Top: A Corned Beef & Cabbage panini sandwich from Dietz & Watson. Bottom: Sliced corned beef. Photo courtesy Cascal Soda.   You may look forward to Corned Beef & Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day? How about a Corned Beef & Cabbage Sandwich? If it sounds strange, remember that cole slaw is simply sliced cabbage with…
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RECIPE: Stuffed Cucumber Hors d’Oeuvre

You don’t need to train as a sushi chef to make these hors d’oeuvre suggested by Sunset Products, growers of Sunset One Sweet Cucumbers. The mini cucumbers easily turn into a crunchy base. They’re green enough—and elegant enough—to serve with St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. The first recipe is a twist on the traditional California roll.…
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