Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ireland Round-Up!

Looking for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? (Aren't we all?)

Well you no longer have to look any farther. Here are some of the best dishes that Ireland has to offer. The highlights, if you will.

Hope you enjoy!
First up, Aoife of The Daily Spud brings us a potato dish called Champ. Quite a fitting name, if you ask me, as it helped to raise her spirits after a trip to Argentina was canceled due to an earthquake in near-by Chile. At least she had this comfort food to help her recuperate!
Bob of Cooking Stuff also brings us comfort food with his Irish Macaroni and Cheese. Guinness, cheese, cabbage, cheese, corned beef, cheese (and, oh, did I mention cheese?) - what more could a person ask for?
Poor Ann of Split Pear-sonality was sick recently with a stomach flu and one of the few things she could stomach during this time was this Irish Potato and Leek Soup. It looks delicious to me!
Reeni, who is the queen of interesting pasta dishes, creates this fusion dish of Cabbage, Sausage, and Bacon Noodles in Cheddar-Mustard Sauce. Be sure to check it out over at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.
Mia of Bright Morning Star went on an Irish spree this month! She created an Irish Freckle Bread,
Irish Beef Stew
Blue Ribbon Soda Bread
St. Paddy's Day cookies all of which put me in Irish heaven!
Nicole of Prevention, RD really channeled her Irish ancestors for this challenge. She served up some Brown Soda Bread along with some green beer. Classic.
Marisa of The Creative Pot almost didn't share this Dublin Coddle with Guinness due to the hot temperatures on the other side of the hemisphere! Thanfully she did, because this looks so hearty and delicious!
Debbi put a new spin on an old recipe over at Debbi Does Dinner. Irish Apple Mash is a combination of mashed potatoes and apples that result in a fantastic side dish! How refreshing does THAT sound?
My favorite part of holidays is the food. And Val of More Than Burnt Toast definitely agrees with me. She whipped up this Grilled Guinness Marinated Steak with Colcannon-Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes for St. Patrick's day and enjoyed every second of it! I certainly understand why,
Need a good and delicious bread to throw together in the morning? Martha's Irish Brown Bread over at Seaside Simplicity is enough to make your mouth water. For days. You should check it out.
In the spirit of the holiday, Kim of The Ungourmet made this Irish Stew with Lamb Meatballs . She must have known that my favorite meat was lamb! How delicious!
Natasha of 5 Star Foodie, always one to cook outside of the box, is sharing her Bacon and Cabbage Terrine . This dish is super unique - I don't think I've ever seen anything like it!
One of the few things that gets me out of bed in the morning is homemade bread. Piper's Sweet Irish Scones seen at Piper's World are exactly the kind of thing that I crave at 6AM. Well done.
Susan must know of my intense love of potatoes because her Bird Flanagan Potato Pancakes really hit the spot. Check out these delicious little patties over at Savoring Time In The Kitchen.
Faith of An Edible Mosaic filled her post full of St. Paddy's day fun. A perusal of Chicago's "green river" and sone awesome stew to go along with it are just fantastic. Guinness Beef Stew with Irish Brown Soda Bread
What do you do with all of that extra Guinness you have lying around? You make cake, obviously! Check out Barbara's Chocolate Guinness Cake over at Moveable Feasts,
Andreas also uses Guinness in his dish, but in a way that I've never seen before - ICE CREAM. Cold or not, I'll take ice cream any day. Plus in this increasingly warm weather, it's always fun to hae a refreshing (and delicious homemade variety). Check out the Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream over at Delta Kitchen
You win some, you lose some is Deb of Kahakai Kitchen's motto. She doctored up this Lamb and Guinness Stew with Potato Scones until it was not only edible but absolutely delicious!
KC of Kits Chow loves the recipe for sponge cake as it is so versatile! Her Yellowman, Irish Sponge Toffee looks especially delicious.

Kristen of Frugal Antics of A Harried Homemaker takes on the semi-crazy feat of making her own home corned beef . I personally think this is awesome - the more fresh, real food, the better!

And of course there is my dish of Irish Beef and Guinness Stew. The only dish that has really ever gotten me excited about eating meat and potatoes.

So there you have it! Thanks to everyone for participating.

The next stop on our culinary journey is Haiti! Please send your entries to before April 30th!


  1. It's so great of you to do this, Joanne. How fun! So many wonderful recipes to explore and enjoy.

    Hmmm. I'll have to do a bit of research on Haitian food!

  2. Thanks for putting this together. So many wonderful recipes.

    I am looking forward to Haiti. ;-)

  3. Can we have Paddy's Day all over again, please? Not that I really need an excuse to try any of these out, I'm Irish 365 days of the year :)

  4. Seriously. Can we turn back time? It all looks outstanding! Thanks for putting this together, Joanne! I love seeing all the wonderful recipes!

  5. What a great post, Joanne! There's so many incredible recipes here...I think St. Paddy's Day is one of the most fun holidays to cook for...I can't wait to see what Haiti brings!

  6. What a great response for Ireland! My stomach is growling from all the great food. I'm excited to see what everyone cooks up for Haiti.

  7. Wow - neat new website - great idea Joanne, and thanks for the round-up, it was fun researching on new cusines.

  8. Awesome roundup! So many delicious Irish dishes!

  9. I think these dishes all bring out the Irish in us Joanne.

  10. What a delicious round-up! Makes me wish I was Irish!

  11. Good times, love all the butter and beer. Heh.

  12. What an impressive round-up! Such mouth-watering deliciousness!

  13. What a great round-up, Joanne! I think Irish food brings out a bit of leprechaun in all of us ;)

  14. I don't think I've ever seen this many recipes calling for Guinness together in one place. ;-) Thanks for a superb round-up - great to see so many people participating!

  15. Saw your profile on another page. Glad I read your informative blog. Look forward to following you here. Cheers!

  16. Wow, I'm staggering, these all look so damn good! Amazing blog you have here. I'm really glad I popped in to see what cooks, plenty. Come on over to see my lowly blog some time. I'd be honored to link with you. Take Care, Keri (a.k.a. Sam)

  17. Joanne, this was a wonderful round-up. You have an amazing assortment of incredibly good looking food. My compliments to you and all your contributors. Have a great day...Mary

  18. My husband is Irish so I have delicious food everytime we go to his mom's. Your photos look mouth-watering!


  19. these are some wonderful irish dishes! i haven't had the opportunity to eat a lot of irish cuisines, but would love to expand my culinary skills by making some of these. great round-up! thanks!
    krissy @

  20. Great post! I love seeing all of the different Irish foods! Your beef stew looks so good!

  21. St Paddy's Day cookies look great to me.

  22. Such nice photos. Love it