In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick's day seems to be the turning point for Spring in Ireland. People come out of their shells and there's an air of celebration. Most try to keep to traditional meals on the day such as Bacon and Cabbage or a Lamb dish of some sort. An Irish Fry with brown sodabread is a great start to the day.
Here are some nice Irish phrases for you to try out tomorrow!
"Aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile"
Translation: "One beetle recognises another"
Meaning: It takes one to know one; Like sees like
"Dúirt bean liom go ndúirt bean léi"
Translation: "A woman told me that a woman told her . . ."
Meaning: Don't believe everything you are told. It may be just gossip.
"Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh siad"
Translation: "Praise the youth and they will come"
"Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin"
Translation: "There's no hearth like your own hearth"
Meaning: There's no place like home
Tim has kindly given us a nice recipe for Connemara Rack of Lamb. Although it is still a bit early for Connemara lamb, lamb from other parts of Ireland can also be used with great success. In this recipe, Tim has timed the cooking for 'rare'. If you would like to cook it to 'medium', cook it for 35 minutes. And for medium to well done cook it for 40 minutes.