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Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

It sounds like a combination dish of boxy and champ....

May 28, 2012
wildheather in Home Cooking

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

I'll look out for them :-D
Very interesting history of what we would consider strictly European foods and drinks. A lot of Europeans, not just Ireland in fairness, have a great love of alcoholic drinks. Apparently this goes back to the olden days (as my niece would say) to when drinking water was of such poor quality that sugar was added to make it drinkable. The East Asians (Japan and China) used to add plant leaves instead making a more healthy alternative.

May 28, 2012
wildheather in Home Cooking

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

Thank you for the kind compliments about my mother's cooking, She is a (now retired) nurse by trade so I suppose she tried to get us to eat properly. As for the potatoes thing. Apparently the potatoe is not native to here but brought over by the British and has become a staple. We generally grow very floury types such as Kerr Pinks and Golden Wonders (that is a typically Irish thing). I must try your recipe with lime and black pepper it sounds really nice. I didn't know that Indians ate bagel before us, somehow I wonder how it fits in to gorgeous Indian cooking!!!!
Yeah congealed egg eeuuuurrrchhhhhhh............

May 22, 2012
wildheather in Home Cooking

Your mom's weird cooking ... and other stories? (recipes encouraged)

Hilarious stories on here, so I thought I'd add my two cent's worth. I am in Ireland (country) so at lot of our cusine is British in origin. There are six of us and my poor mother used to put so much effort into dinner that we'd refuse to eat so eventually she gave up on us. Anyway some examples of dinners:
Chicken pie: chicken pieces in sauce and home made pastry and potatoes
Macaroni cheese and potatoes (needs no further explanation
Chicken fricassee and potatoes
Meat stew: beef/lamb cooked in a pot with veggies and homemade dumplings
Boxy: Raw potatoes and cooked potatoes mixed together and fried in the pan (takes a lifetime to prepare but tastes nice to eat). My brothers varied by adding garlic and eggs
Champ: Potatoes cabbage and ham (I think, don't eat it anymore)
Special occasions Ham, roast potatoes and two veggies
Mashed potatoes with everything
Leftover potatoes fried in the pan as lunch
I should point out that potatoes was the only thing my mother eat as a child, so it was the only thing we ate until adulthood. Needless to say, don't really eat them anymore.
My grandfather used eat his boiled eggs so soft that the yolk was runny then he used to add butter to it..feel sick at the thought and once my grandmother showed us how to skin and prepare rabbit. Couldn't stomach it, still remember my mother and grandfather trying to force feed me; needless to say I'm a vegetarian now.
The same grandfather used to pour his tea into a saucer to drink it - it helped cool it down.

May 21, 2012
wildheather in Home Cooking