Fairies and Spotted Dog

“Cut a deep cross into the top of the bread.  Then prick each quarter with a fork to let the fairies out,” explained Darina Allen, as she demonstrated how to make Irish Soda Bread.  Darina is the founder of the renowned Ballymaloe Cooking School in Ballymaloe, Ireland where she teaches and lives on an organic ...

March 31, 2012   5 Comments


Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, I learned the proper Irish way to eat butter.  According to Molly O'Loughlin of the Irish Dairy Board, the way to do it in Ireland is to scrape a knife across the surface to create a soft, creamy wave to spread on bread.  Who knew?   To make ...

March 15, 2011   2 Comments

    • Michele Scicolone