Margaret M. Johnson

Margaret Johnson is the author of a dozen Irish cookbooks. For further details on her work, including how to order signed copies, visit here.

 

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Potatoes: Everyone's Favorite Side Dish Potatoes: Everyone's Favorite Side Dish
I assume I speak for anyone reading this page that potatoes are your favorite side! I grew up loving potatoes, but when I first visited Ireland in ...
Springtime Sweets Springtime Sweets
While desserts are a year-round affair, there’s something special about springtime sweets surrounded by flowers, Easter eggs, and first-of-the-seas...
Counting Down, Pt. 2, Soon to be St. Patrick's Favorites Counting Down, Pt. 2, Soon to be St. Patrick's Favorites
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner; and you know what that means! It’s time to pull out your most treasured Irish recipes to serve up on ...
Ready for Shepherd's Pie & other St. Patrick's Day favorites Ready for Shepherd's Pie & other St. Patrick's Day favorites
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner; and you know what that means! It’s time to pull out all your most treasured Irish recipes to serve up...
Best of the Burren Best of the Burren
As a solo traveler/driver in Ireland, I love to begin and end my visit in County Clare, mostly because of how easy arrival and departure is at Shan...
Eggs are the Answer Eggs are the Answer
The Christian world begins its observation of Lent today, and for those who observe it, Ash Wednesday means fasting (eating one full meal or two sm...
Up an ancient stair to a culinary treasure in the heart of Dublin Up an ancient stair to a culinary treasure in the heart of Dublin
Dublin’s Winding Stair bookshop is located in a beautiful, yellow-fronted building that dates to 1875. After various uses, including an auction hou...
Drink it While it's Hot! Drink it While it's Hot!
Serious tea drinkers and wellness enthusiasts celebrate “National Hot Tea Month” in January. During the month, many extol the virtues of tea drinki...
Celebrating Nollaig na mBan Celebrating Nollaig na mBan
The twelfth day of Christmas, January 6, officially marks the end of the Christmas season. In Ireland, it’s also one of the most important days on ...
Happy Holiday Hosting Happy Holiday Hosting
Crackers, cheese, and fresh or dried fruits are perfect pairs when it comes to serving small bites at holiday gatherings, but successful hosts rare...
Countdown to Christmas Countdown to Christmas
A few years ago, I gave a book talk/cooking demonstration on Irish holiday foods at a local library. One of my personal favorites is mincemeat, an ...
Fruitcake is for Lovers! Part 2 Fruitcake is for Lovers! Part 2
Love it or hate it, fruitcake is one of Christmastime’s most iconic foods. I make no apologies for being one who loves it, and over the years I’ve ...

 

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