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Blue cheese & bacon tatter cups for the Super Bowl!

Super Bowl 53 is in our hometown of Atlanta this weekend and the buzz is in the air! The sun is shining, it feels like spring, the traffic is horrible (what's new?) and all the great and good are descending on the ATL for the annual fest of football and quirky ads on...

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Low Carb Chocolate & Irish Whiskey Mousse

Finally, a dessert we can all enjoy that's not going to mess up our low carb new resolution goals! - Yeah!, right?...and I mention that I add a wee shot of whiskey in there too? It's just so nice to have that taste of sweet after dinner, and it gives us a chocolate...

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Winter Warmer Hot Toddy

It's cold and flu season again unfortunately, and perhaps that means it's time we stock up on the ingredients to make a hot toddy. - but wait, 'what is a hot toddy'? I hear you ask? - well, it's an Irish essential for January, and for cold and flu season. The ultimate...

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The Season’s Fruits of Hospitality

Ireland, the land of a thousand welcomes (Cead Mile Failte) is rooted in hospitality.  For more than a thousand years Ireland was governed by the Brehon Laws which esteemed the values of hospitality to a stranger. It was the hosts responsibility to provide food, drink...

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Tis the Season for Festive Drinks

Tis' the season for festive cocktails and holiday cheer!  Oh yes!  - This year we got to bring groups to visit the Jameson's Whiskey distillery in Middleton, Cork, and whilst there I absolutely fell in love the simple mix of Ginger Beer and Whiskey we were served at...

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The Celtic Roots of Fruitcake at Christmas

So, despite all the jokes, it 'tis the season for Fruitcake once again!  In Independence CA, an annual festival called 'All things Fruitcake' chooses a Fruitcake King to eat a slice of the fruitcake from when the festival began in 2005 (yes, it might STILL be good?)....

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The Celtic Roots of Santa Claus

Celtic Christmas This Christmas I have been exploring the fascinating  ancient Celtic traditions of Christmas. So much of the Christmas festival we enjoy is a blend of ancient tradition and cultures that have somehow become meshed together over the centuries, and I...

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Warming Soup for the Soul (Thanksgiving recipe)

It's been raining all week in Georgia and days like today make me crave warm, nutritious root vegetable broths and soups. Warming comfort food for the soul... Growing up on a farm in the countryside of Ireland, I was always close to the land and had access to fresh...

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