Posts Tagged 'irish'

happy st. patrick’s day!

oh yes, it’s a day of drunken Irish celebration.  i love it. Erin go bragh!  we pre-celebrated this weekend by attending the official St. Patrick’s day parade in San Francisco.  i got up at 6:30 am to endure some massive cooking.  my Irish breakfast included: Irish soda bread, Dubliner Irish cheddar and mushroom eggs, fried tomatoes, corned beef n’ cabbage, and bacon.  topping that off with some Irish coffees, Guinness, Magners, and Murphy’s, we had ourselves quite a festive breakfast.  if only i had time and didn’t have to work today, i would have done it all over again! :)  check out the highlights:

cooking in my kitchen!

cooking in my kitchen!

thats a whole lotta bacon.

that's a whole lotta bacon.

since i was using my stovetop, and i had a massive amount of eggs to make, i tossed some shredded chedder and green onions on top and baked them for 15 minutes.

since i was using my stovetop and had a massive amount of eggs to make, i tossed some shredded chedder and green onions on top and baked them for 15 minutes.

after simmering the seasoned corned beef in water for almost 3 hours (50 minutes per pound), i added the red potatoes, carrots, and cabbage.  i love how the veggies soak up all of the delicious flavor of the beef!

after simmering the seasoned corned beef in water for almost 3 hours (50 minutes per pound), i added the red potatoes, carrots, and cabbage. i love how the veggies soak up all of the delicious flavor of the beef!

of course, the men wait patiently while the food is prepared.

of course, the men wait patiently while the food is prepared.

fried tomatoes!

fried tomatoes!

Irish soda bread, or whats left of it!

Irish soda bread, or what's left of it!

a glorious spread of food

a glorious spread of food

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Welcome! Would you like some tea?

So its high time I start a blog thats been swirling in my head for a while…Domestic Geek. A blog that serves to prove that you can be a tech savvy hardworking woman (or man) who also loves to knit yoga bags and cook curry. In recent years the word “domestic” has taken on a bad connotation and I want to take back that word as something chic and practical (I wont go into a long rant here and now, Im sure you get the gist). Here you’ll find everything from recipes, to patterns, to tips and links to all around cool domestic geekery. So with a Irish Tea in hand (trust me this aint your grandma’s tea…or maybe it is if shes a lush) I crisen this blog!

Oh and how rude of me, of course I must leave you with a quick recipe on how to make Irish Tea.  I have to give my brother credit for introducing me to this idea of substituting tea for coffee in Irish Coffee, its perfect if you arent exactly a coffee drinker or if you dont feel like brewing up a whole pot of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 Irish tea bag (or English Breakfast tea)
  • 1-2 shots of Whiskey (something with a smokey mild flavor…I like Cutty Sark or Jameson)
  • 1 shot of Creme Liquor (my preference is Cask N Cream)

Bring water to a boil on the stove and allow to cool slightly before adding the tea (common we’ve all made tea before right!?). Allow the tea to steep for a few minutes. Add a shot (or two!) of whiskey and a shot of creme liquor. mix and serve! for added pizzaz top with a bit of vanilla powder, cinnamon or nutmeg. To put an exotic twist on this substitute a mild black chai tea instead! Bigelows Vanilla Chai is amazing fyi.

Serve and enjoy! This drink is a great breakfast treat if you want to start your Sunday morning off right (not recommended for weekdays) or a nice way to close out a day. Enjoy!


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