The Kitchen Window

The Kitchen Window
Antique Milk Bottles with Herbs and Flowers


Welcome to the Frog Hollow Farm blog! I've been blogging since January 2010 and have switched from Blogger to Word Press, but I'm back to Blogger because, for me, it's easier to use. My husband and I live on a little farm in Northwest New Jersey. We have some chickens and a very large vegetable garden with asparagus and raspberries, and rows and rows of sunflowers, snapdragons and zinnias. Traveling, entertaining, gardening, spending time with family, studying Italian, blogging and reading keep us busy and happy. With all of this going on, moving towards a simpler life seems almost impossible but it's definitely a daily goal.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Menu from The Irish Pub Cookbook

I've been meaning to post this menu for over a week!  A friend of mine, Stephanie, who loves to cook as much as I do, gave me a wonderful cookbook a few weeks ago called The Irish Pub Cookbook written by Margaret M. Johnson and published by Chronicle Books.  

It's called the culinary celebration of Irish Pub grub!  
I found so many new and delicious recipes for our St. Patrick's Day celebration here at Frog Hollow Farm on Saturday.
Here's what we're serving from the cookbook to 26 adults:

Esther Dunne's Bacon-Potato Cakes
Guinness Beef Stew
Chicken and Ham Pie
Cider Braised Chicken and Cabbage
Some things that our guests will see on the table when they arrive that I ordered from a little local restaurant called Stella G's:

Lobster Salad Tartlets
Salmon Crepes
Several other appetizers that my sisters are bringing.
And of course we couldn't have a St. Patrick's Day party without the following:
Corned Beef (from my sister Laurie)
If you're having a St. Patrick's Day party this weekend like we are and would like one of these recipes please email me, I'll do my best to send them to you!
Still figuring out the dessert menu!!
Ciao, bella!


  1. I'll bet the cookbook's great and your menu sounds amazing! Happy St. Patrick's Day-have fun:@)

  2. Wish I could come and eat. Sounds wonderful.

  3. Oh my it all looks so good. Can I come, I'll bring my own spoon!

  4. Mmmm, I love beef stew! I like that blessing, too. My husband and I said some traditional Irish/Celtic vows at our wedding to honor my British Isles/Irish heritage. Makes me nostalgic!


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