I know a lot of you faithful readers were not her last year so you missed out on my month of Irish Traditional Recipes. Yes, you read that right. A WHOLE month. I’m going to be sharing some of those in current posts and I’m really excited to bring those forward another year. I had some gems that I am really proud of. I am putting the final touches on this month’s March list. One of the things I am really looking forward to is creating Scottish Pie. I know it’s not Irish, but it is Celtic and in my house we share. 😉 [Read more…]
Wait. Be quiet for a minute! Listen.
Know what that is? That’s the sound of leaves falling off the trees and ‘cracking’ when they hit the ground.
At least, that’s what you hear at my house 😉
Know what that means right? It’s comfort food bust-out-the-crockpot season! I have just the recipe to get you revved up and ready to go. [Read more…]
Of course not. But I really needed to get creative here so we could stay away from deep-frying and I wanted the fish to have a crispy coating without using prepackaged stuff like Shake n’ Bake or something made from white flours. If I am going to eat potato, something has to give here.
I’m pretty excited to share this recipe with you for two reasons.
1. It’s a slimmer version of the traditional Irish fish and chips.
Hello, my name is Chrystal and I’m a cabbage junkie.
If you’ve been reading YUM for any amount of time you’ll gather that I’m Irish and that I like cabbage in my soup. You may also recall that I made Vegetable Cabbage Soup already this month. Another thing you might notice about me is that I am known for never making things the same way twice. My corned beef and boiled dinners tend to differ. Sometimes carrots, sometimes celery, and one time there was no cabbage. *gasp* There will be times I use beef stock, others where I use vegetable or chicken. It’s my dinner, I’ll play with it if I want to.
Darnia Allen had this to say in her book “Irish Traditional Cooking” (pg.119) about Bacon and Cabbage:
“Without question Ireland’s national dish–less widely known abroad but much more widely eaten, particularly in rural Ireland, then the legendary Irish Stew.”
I can see it on your face. No, really. I know just what you are thinking. “That’s not bacon, Chrystal. That’s Canadian bacon.”
And in her book Darnia also calls her recipe Bacon & Cabbage so I left it.