As my beautiful daughter, my first born, turns 26 years old this week, I reflect on how motherhood has changed me, and my life, and what I have learned along the way. The list could be endless, but in honor of Mackenzie’s 26th year, I will limit my thoughts today to 26 impactful changes, additions […]
Happy Birthday, Mackenzie
Road Trip 2015 ~ A Weekend in Savannah
Each August we take to the road, with our 80+ pound Weimaraner Chief Rooney and 3+ pound chihuahua Coco in tow, exploring towns, hotels and restaurants across our land, visiting friends and family along the way. This summer we left St. Pete the morning of my birthday, headed to Savannah for the weekend, and round […]
Beef & Guinness Casserole with Colcannon Mash
“‘Serve fresh young food and mature drink‘ is an old Irish proverb that is reflected in our cookery courses,” says Rita Meade of Berry Lodge & Cookery School on Spanish Point in Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. I’ve already shared the recipes for Walnut Treacle Bread, Black Pudding and Apple Scones, and Summer Greens Soup […]
Rita Meade’s Colcannon Mash
Colcannon remains widely known throughout Ireland and is a big part of traditional Irish cooking. Serve it as a side dish, or atop your Guinness stew. Atop any stew, really.
Rita Meade’s Beef & Guinness Casserole
I have made several versions of Beef & Guinness, and this Casserole dish by Rita Meade of Berry Lodge & Cookery School is among my favorites. Slainte
Scones & Summer Greens Soup Recipes
On the west coast of Ireland, along the Wild Atlantic Way, between Loop Head and the Cliffs of Moher, you will find Berry Lodge & Cookery School, and Rita Meade. A bit of a culinary celebrity, Rita prepares exquisite breakfasts and afternoon snacks for her guests, and conducts cookery courses tailored for your group and […]
Summer Greens Soup with Gremolata by Berry Lodge Cookery School
Cabbage, Swiss chard, spinach, lemon & pine nut come together to create a fresh summer vegetable soup (soup is pureed in Ireland) that is beautiful to look at and delectable to eat.
Black Pudding & Apple Scones
These sweet & savory scones are delicious! Serve for breakfast, brunch, or with afternoon tea.
Walnut Treacle Bread by Berry Lodge Cookery School
I had the sincere pleasure of spending the day with Rita Meade at the Berry Lodge Cookery School in Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Ireland. My childhood friend Julie, her daughter Chelsea, and Jack’s best friend’s wife, Terri, joined me in what turned out to be a day of cooking, learning not only about […]
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