St Patrick’s Day Guinness Stew

Guinness Stew Guinness Stew

St Patrick’s Day is later this week and we started celebrating early in the castle. I had beef and vegetables on hand to make a pot of stew and my P.S. (Purchaser of Spirits) had a bottle of Guinness on hand. “Booze stew!” we gasped, our eyes wide in excitement. This was not our first attempt at making stew with a beer. We’d made an Oktoberfest Stew a few years ago. A German version instead of Irish. Continue reading

Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle

When one finds bangers, which isn’t an easy task up North where we are all Norwegian or German for the most part, one must make an Irish dish to celebrate St Pat’s day.  Besides bangers and mash which come to mind, I wasn’t sure what to stick my sausages in.  Pinterest to the rescue!  A Dublin Coddle sounded like a nice way to roast up a pot of Irish comfort food! Continue reading

Irish Potato Soup

Irish Potato Soup

Irish Potato Soup

Happy St Pat’s Day!  If there’s a definitive Irish potato soup, this isn’t it.  This is my version of what I’d make if I were Irish and wanted to celebrate St Pat’s with potato soup.  The ingredients are all those I associate with great Irish food.  They all actually combined to make a super delicious and filling soup!  I’d make this again, and wouldn’t wait for St Patrick’s Day to make it next time! Continue reading