Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tabhair 'om póg, is Éireannach mé

Saint Patrick's day has always been very traditional for my family. We get up early, go to Mass, and then downtown to the parade. In the evening we all gather at Mom's for corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and of course, Irish brown bread...


Made of white and wheat flours, some buttermilk, a little salt, soda and butter, this rustic bread is heartier than soda bread and so simple to make. And thanks to my Mom, the tradition has been passed on to me.

Part of the fun, of course, is getting your hands in the dough.

Have a lovely Saint Patrick's day, everyone!

19 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I wish I could cook simple stuff like that. But I am helpless in kitchen. Likely starve to death. You have a link to a recipe and assembly procedure?

And remember yer Irish. Whale Oil Beef Hooked.

Rustmeister said...

Unfortunately, I quit making corned beef and cabbage these days.

I was the only one eating it, and it's not worth the effort when half goes to waste.

reflectoscope said...

Slainte!

Jim

Matt G said...

Oh look!

A wee leprechaun. :)

Don't let it fool you, friends-- that's a half pint container of milk in front of the bowl!

alan said...

Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh!

doubletrouble said...

Yer a wee bit too far away for that, lass.
Virtually, though...

Dia duit, a Breda...

Jay G said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Breda!

-signed, the resident goombah...

Robert said...

Happy St. Patty's Day from your Texas cousins!

Mike W. said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day Breda!

P.S. - Where's the Guinness?

Mikael said...

Forget the Guiness, where's the Beamish?

Oh and alan just made me want to go Nac Mac Feegle!

phlegmfatale said...

And a happy day to you, too! :)

Wai said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!

Rustmeister - you could make corned beef hash for breakfast the next day with the leftover corned beef & cabbage.

I'm getting hungrier just thinking about corned beef & cabbage.

B Smith said...

A tip o' the cap, a raisin' o' the glass, and a Happy St. Patrick's day !!

Aaron said...
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Aaron said...

I like the target on your fridge.

Crucis said...

My wife has some corned-beef cookin' away in our crockpot. She'll add some potatoes and stuff later for the feast.

She always stocks up on corned beef this time of year and set it back for later in the year when the prices are higher and availability is low or absent.

Yum!

Christina LMT said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Breda!

I never saw so much green in my life, like I did walking through the casino today...;)

drjim said...

Just had a wonderful meal of corned beef and biscuits (Brigid's recipe!) over at my girlfriends.
Pardon me while I go to bed early.....

Ride Fast said...

Good shooting Mom.

I took three colleges shooting, one was a new shooter, and she kept her nicely drilled target on the back of her office door after.

Good propaganda!

It totally startled many co-workers.