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Here are some recipes to enjoy!  This month, I have a couple of favorite St. Patrick's Day-Irish themed recipes to share with you!  Slainte!

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Beef & Guinness Stew:

My husband and I enjoyed this delicious stew at the Guinness Storehouse Brewery in Dublin, Ireland.  It's basically beef stew with Guinness Beer added, with mashed potatoes on top!  Delish!  I got this recipe from Good Food Ireland.  Click on the underlined section below the recipe for more details and pictures.


200ml of GUINNESS® Foreign Extra Stout

400g stewing diced beef

1 medium onion - diced

1 large carrot - diced

1 large celery - diced

1 large parsnip - diced

1 Litre of thick beef stock

Sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary

Champ potato (creamed mash potato)

Spring Onion

Stir fry the beef, add the vegetables and cook till tender, then pour the GUINNESS and reduce by half.

Add the beef stock and herbs and simmer very slowly for between an hour and an hour and a half.

Serve with the champ potato and honey roast carrot and parsnip. 

Tip – This stew is always better made one day in advance! 

Recipe by Gilroy's Restaurant at Guinness Storehouse

Irish Coffee -

I first had this in western Ireland at a quaint place called Red Fox Inn, on the way to the Ring of Kerry.  Later, my husband and I purchased some glasses from Ireland in Busch Gardens- Williamsburg, which has the recipe right on the glass.  It's supposed to look black with white frothy cream on top, but I just use whipping cream and mix it all up, thus the picture you see on the left.  Here's my best guess to the measurements:

1-3 tsp sugar

1-2 oz Irish Whiskey (I use Jameson's)

2-4 oz hot coffee

1 oz cream

Guinness & Beef stew pic from pinterest.
Enjoying a pint at Guinness in Dublin

My husband and I enjoying a fresh pint at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland, in 2013.  We're in the Gravity Bar on the 7th floor enjoying a wonderful view of Dublin.

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