TIP OF THE DAY: Ploughman’s Lunch For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] The Ploughman’s Lunch, a staple lunch in Britain for centuries (photo ©Taste | Australia). [2] Have an Irish beer with your lunch (photo © Murphy’s Irish Stout). [3] Smithwick’s Irish Ale (photo © Smithwick’s).   For St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Ploughman’s lunch? You can bring it to work or dig in at…
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RECIPE: Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Jam

[1] Brussels sprouts with bacon jam, as an appetizer or beer/wine snack (photo © Pampered Chef). [2] While large Brussels sprouts are tempting, smaller ones are more tender (photo © Sweetgreen).   With St. Patrick’s Day ten days ahead, we begin a series of festive recipes. This recipe from Pampered Chef is both fun and…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Tahini Dip & Sauce Recipe

[1] Use this dip with crudités. It’s very nutritious, and so much better for you than dips made with mayonnaise and sour cream (both photos courtesy Seed And Mill). [2] For a more sophisticated take on crudités, use green and red endive leaves.   How about a green dip and sauce for St. Patrick’s Day?…
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RECIPE: Pistachio-Chocolate Muffins For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] The chocolate remains hidden until you dig into the muffin (photo courtesy Agnese Italian Recipes. [2] You can buy pistachio flour or grind your own from pistachio nuts. See the technique below (photo courtesy Gourmet Food World). [3] For more festiveness, look for green foil muffin/cupcake liners (photo courtesy Fox Run).   February 26th…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Irish Lamb Stew For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] Irish lamb stew, made with pearled barley (all photos © Guinness). [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.   If you like lamb, there’s no better excuse to make lamb stew than St. Patrick’s Day. Lamb shoulder,…
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