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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 www.irishcook.com.

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Add Fresh Herbs for Flavor and Beauty Add Fresh Herbs for Flavor and Beauty
Tomatoes and basil; potatoes and rosemary; salmon and dill. Perfect partners in summer dishes, of course, but seasoned cooks know that fresh herbs ...
Dad, the Day Belongs to You Dad, the Day Belongs to You
I’ve heard from a number of men that “the best gift you can give Dad on Father's Day is a full stomach” — preferably one filled by someone other th...
Dad, the Day Belongs to You Dad, the Day Belongs to You
I’ve heard from a number of men that “the best gift you can give Dad on Father's Day is a full stomach” — preferably one filled by someone other th...
Rhubarb: Short Life, Big Flavor Rhubarb: Short Life, Big Flavor
Rhubarb — love it or hate it — makes only a brief appearance each spring, but because of its tart, bitter flavor, it makes a big impression. Rarely...
Quick Breads for Teatime & Beyond Quick Breads for Teatime & Beyond
Quick breads are just that: quick to make and quick to eat! The ingredients for these popular breads literally range from A to Z (apples, bananas, ...
All Chocolate All the Time All Chocolate All the Time
Nothing is more synonymous with Easter than chocolate! From simple eggs and bunnies to sophisticated desserts like tarts, cakes, and cheesecakes, c...
Heavenly Scallops Worth A Splurg Heavenly Scallops Worth A Splurg
Scallops, what Wikipedia calls “a cosmopolitan family of bivalves” and what Julia Child called “a creature of the sea that keeps house between two ...
Mother's Day Comes to Ireland on Sunday Mother's Day Comes to Ireland on Sunday
If we were in Ireland this week, we’d all be scurrying to find the perfect gift for Mom. Mother’s Day, originally called “Mothering Sunday,” will b...
Spring is in the Air Spring is in the Air
The Christian world begins its observation of Lent on Wednesday, a sure sign that spring is on its way: daylight saving time begins on March 13; th...
Super Sunday Needs Super Foods Super Sunday Needs Super Foods
Super Bowl LVI kicks off at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles next Sunday, drawing what will probably be close to 100 million viewers. The competition bo...
Worth Repeating: Incredible, Edible Eggs Worth Repeating: Incredible, Edible Eggs
When all else fails, I turn to eggs for a quick supper. While a tart, quiche or frittata might not work that well for a big family or for one with ...
Oatmeal: Part II Oatmeal: Part II
To celebrate National Oatmeal Month, grab a box of your favorite Irish brand — Flahavan’s and McCann’s are two that are widely available in U.S. su...