What is it that brings out the Irish in us all for St. Patrick's Day? I am sure for some it is a nod to familial history. But for most I believe it is simply just a chance to celebrate with friends and family, enjoy some good food, enjoy some fine drink and usher in Spring. Talk about welcoming the green!
A great many of Irish recipes resulted from using leftovers from previous meals. That is what frugality is all about- using what you have!
Truffled Wild Mushrooms Tartlets
Seafood chowder with potato and spring onions
Traditional and contemporary Irish desserts often use apples. But the dessert everyone talks about is the Guinness Chocolate cake! (Which is to die for!)
| And of course nothing is more authentic than an Irish Coffee! Irish whiskey (Jameson), brown sugar, coffee (strong!) and whipped cream. Wooo-weeee!|
And now to leave you with some breathtaking photos of the land that inspired such a simple and savory fare