• Cooking,  Other Writings

    Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

    When I talk to people about food blogging, they always assume the cooking is the hardest part. How do you come up with new stuff to make all the time? How do you take a bag full of stuff from the farmers’ market a make it look like that? For me, time in the kitchen has always been the easy part. And the writing comes better some days than others, but that’s more related to how many episodes of New Girl are available on Hulu than difficulty. No – it’s not the recipes and it’s not the words. It’s the photos that drag me down in the blogosphere. I can’t tell you…

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    Colcannon

    Why is it that a German/Polish/Czech gal like me cannot get enough of St. Patrick’s Day? Guinness reigns as my favorite beer of all time, and will always be the first thing I asked the bartender for the day I turned 21. Green is my favorite color. I’ve eaten up all the Irish themed blog posts this week (check out these here – here – and here!) I wait all year long for the traditional St. Paddy’s Day fare. This week I’ve got a few of my favorite Irish dishes to share to celebrate the holiday. First up is a revised recipe I posted a while ago for Borenkool Stamppot. It’s…

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    Find it Local Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

    It was a sea of green today at work. Kids and adults alike looking for a little luck of the Irish this weekend. The kitchen partner and I hope the small chance of rain skips over St. Paul tomorrow for the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown. Always at noon, it’s not too often that he and I are able to enjoy in the fun. We’re also looking forward to some St. Patrick’s Day goodies this weekend as well. Here’s where to snag your corned beef and shamrock shakes.  No promises about seeing a leprechaun though! Corned Beef and Cabbage If you’re planning to prepare the traditional corned beef and…