Mar 18

An authentic St. Patrick’s day meal – Shepherd’s Pie

Traditionally, the Irish did not eat beef.  You know that around March 17, the grocery stores pull out their haul of plastic coated, pre-spiced, corned beef and pair it next to a hug bin of cabbages, at dirt cheap prices.  Add that to a lovely Guinness display & you have an American marketing dream! Truthfully, …

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Jun 09

Lebanese Bemyeh Stew

When one thinks of Lebanese or Middle Eastern food, the first thing that comes to mind are the favorites; Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Shawarma, Kibbe, Falafel and Kabobs. The truth is that food from the Middle East is much more diverse, with significant influences throughout the centuries by many different cultures. Stews and …

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Feb 15

Green Chile Stew – Cookwell & Company

Cookwell & Company Green Chile Stew in a Jar

I openly admit that one some level I am a hypocrite for using a prepared “sauce / stew / gravy” to make a meal after the years of exaggerated horror and dismay when friends and even family have pulled out a jar of spaghetti sauce to serve with their pasta. In my defence, there are …

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