Foods of Ireland
A Traditional Irish Blessing For Ye
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Corned Beef and Cabbage
My Mom's Way
What is Corned Beef Anyway???
A Little Taste of Corned Beef History
To be So Blessed
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
Breakfast in Ireland
- Traditional Irish Breakfast
- This meal looks like what I have heard called a "Fry Up" in the UK. Lots of food on this platter! I do hope you are hungry.
- Recipes Inspired By Traditional Irish Breakfast
- Here you will find 12 Irish breakfast recipes with photos. They make me hungry just looking at them. Maybe I should have had something to eat before I looked at these.
- Breakfast in Ireland by Mr. Breakfast
- This is a very nice website with lots of descriptions of the various parts of a traditional Irish breakfast, along with pictures to help you when you are ready to start cooking...or well, maybe when you are ready to go shopping.
- The "Full Irish Breakfast"
- A website about Ireland including what you can expect for breakfast.
Follow the Links For the Road to Good Food
Onward with our journey into Irish cooking. What follows here is a listing of some good Irish cooking websites. I am hoping to gather up enough of a variety to show us as many different types of foods that are typical and traditional in Ireland.
- Cooking Traditional Irish Recipes
- Irish Potato Soup, Nettle Soup, Seafood Cockle Soup, Irish Skink, How to make a full Irish breakfast, and much more.
- Real Irish Cooking
- Looking at Irish cooking from a totally different perspective you will have to see to believe.
- Traditional Irish Cooking
- Breaks the meals down into segments and gives the recipes by segment.
- Dochara Your Irish Friend
- A very interesting blog about Irish foods and traditions.
- An Irish travel guide complete with a section on traditional Irish cuisine.
Be Ye BlessedMay the saint protect ye-
An' sorrow neglect ye,
An' bad luck to the one
That doesn't respect ye
t' all that belong to ye,
An long life t' yer honor-
That's the end of my song t' ye!
Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes
Public Domain Photo Credit Killybegs. County Donegal, Ireland
That's an Irish Recipe?
Just to give you a variety of Irish recipes along with maybe some good Irish folklore, I've made this list of favorite Irish cooking websites.
- Irish Recipes and Baking
- A very good start for a variety of Irish dishes.
- Irish Abroad
- A very full website of Irish culture including recipes.
- Top 10 Irish Recipes and Food Terms
- A brief but interesting glossary of Irish food terminology.
- St. Patrick's Day Celebration
- A listing of recipes especially for St. Patrick's Day
- Irish Food and Gift Store
- A little of everything from Irish breakfasts to Irish cheese.
- Irish Recipes-Home Cooking
- Another listing of good Irish recipes
- Irish Recipe Tips
- Check this out for good Irish cooking tips and recipes.
Breakfast's Over, Time For Lunch
Lunchtime in Ireland
After a full Irish breakfast maybe we won't really be too hungry for lunch. But just in case, here is what you might find on the table at lunchtime.
- Raglan Road Lunch Pleasure Island Downtown Disney
- Just for fun, here is the lunch menu from March 2012 at Raglan Road, Pleasure Island Downtown Disney, at Disney World in Orlando, FL. I've never had the opportunity to visit an Irish restaurant. Have you?
- Traditional Irish Foods For Lunch
- eHow brings us another article on what you would find at lunchtime in Ireland. I am thinking that you would have to work very hard physically to use up all the calories eaten in an Irish home every day. Maybe that's my problem, since I am partly Irish and really love food.
- Irish Ploughman's Lunch for St Paddy's Day
- I found this blog with an article about the Irish Ploughman's Lunch. I had never heard of this before finding the article. And I call myself Irish? Hmmmm.
We Can Never Receive Too Many BlessingsLeprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes...
That's the Irish for You!
An Irish Supper
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Irish Lamb Stew
Public Domain Photo Credit Gap of Dunloe, Killarney. County Kerry, Ireland
Public Domain Photo Credit Menawn Cliffs, Achill. County Mayo, Ireland
May It Be SoLucky stars above you,
Sunshine on your way,
Many friends to love you,
Joy in work and play-
Laughter to outweigh each care,
In your heart a song-
And gladness waiting everywhere
All your whole life long!
Irish Afternoon Teas and Irish Desserts
After the filling meals the Irish prepare for breakfast, lunch, and supper (dinner), it's hard to imagine having an afternoon tea and any desserts added at the end of the regular meals. But who doesn't love dessert?
- How To Throw An Irish Tea Party
- eHow is back with more help preparing an Irish menu. This time it is an Irish Tea Party. I've never been to a real afternoon tea party. Have you? The closest thing I ever got to this was either my mother getting me a child size folding table and chairs to have tea parties with friends, and later in life drinking the hot tea with cream in it.
- The Ultimate Irish Dessert Recipe Collection
- How many of these Irish desserts have you had?
- Irish Tea Traditions
- After you scroll past the ads on this site you will find a nice page full of ideas for Irish teas.
- Delia's Irish Tea Bread
- This recipe takes two days, so make sure you are prepared before you plan to have it for tea.
Irish and Celtic Instrumental MusicPhoto Credit: Public Domain Photo
You can learn more about the traditional musical instruments here and here. Many of the musical instruments of Ireland are the same as other areas of the world. For instance the violin (or fiddle) is a well known instrument around the world. On the other hand, the bodhran may not be so well known. Many of us, if we are old enough, have heard of a tin whistle, but do many of us know what a tin whistle is? Another instrument, the flute, may not be the same as the flute we are more familiar with. Mandolins are commonly used in Irish music. One of the interesting things I have noted over the years is how much Irish music resembles the music of the hill country of Tennessee and other southern states. Could it be that when the Irish settled in those areas that the people there have chosen to keep the music as a part of their culture, whereas the rest of our country seems to have tossed aside much of the traditional music of the various countries our ancestors came from? Well this could be a question to be answered at another time. For right now, please sit back and enjoy the music brought to you on this page. Photo Credit: Public Domain PhotoYouTube has tons of great Irish and Celtic music for you to enjoy. To end this blog I will leave you with one of my mom's favorites.