Irish Stew – A Proper St Patricks Meal!

I knew St. Patricks day was a big deal in the US – I am just not sure I knew it was this big! When I say everything turns green,  I mean everything! The rivers, the coffee, the beer – yep, all a lurid color known as Kelly Green! Its so big here in Boston that the famed mayor of the 1940’s Mr J.M. Curley ferreted out a historic event that co-incided with St Patricks Day so that he could declare it a public holiday, namely Evacuation Day. Continue reading

Happy St Patrick’s Day: Irish Beef Stew

Happy Paddys weekend everyone! For those of you lucky enough to actually living in Ireland now, you have a long weekend of fun and frivolity to look forward to. What could be more important than some decent soakage!? (For those of you who dont know, soakage is hearty heavy food to eat when one is intending to consume large amounts of alcohol! Perfect for the day thats in it!) Irish stew, in my mind, is traditionally a lamb based stew. But so many people prefer a beef version and this one is so tasty yet really healthy. I will confess that it does not contain any of the traditional Guinness or other stout as I was trying to keep it healthy. It doesnt need it though, its still great! Continue reading