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A Day In Dublin Touring Guiness Beer Brewery + Peachy Keen Recipes!

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Recently my husband Lou and I found ourselves with an unexpected day in Dublin, Ireland, as we waited for our airplane to depart to our next destination.  Not ones to ever waste a minute of travel exploration we decided to while away some of the time at the Guinness Brewery/Storehouse. The St. James Gate Brewery was founded in 1759 in Dublin, Ireland, by Arthur Guinness.

Here’s a link to the Guinness Storehouse Tour:

https://theplanetd.com/a-step-by-step-guide-of-the-guinness-storehouse-tour/

30 Million Bubbles In Every Pint! 

No wonder Bubblybee liked this tour so much!

We poured ourselves a pint in the tasting room.

“There is beer and there is Guinness.”

The Guiness Brewery Observation Deck was amazing.

One view from the observation deck was St Patrick’s Tower located in Dublin City. It was built in 1757 and was the largest smock windmill in Europe used to power the Roe Whiskey Distillery. By 1926 Roe & Co Distillers had ceased production of whiskey, and in 1949 Guinness took over the site.

Guiness has fabulous advertising through the years.  One iconic television ad is the “Fish with the bicycle” advertisement from 1996.  Through much of the 1900’s doctors thought Guinness had medicinal properties. Mothers were given Guinness after giving birth due to the high iron content in the beer up through the 1950s.

Fish Needs A Bicycle Advertisement

TV ad ‘Bicycle’ was produced in 1996 as part of the “Not Everything in Black and White Makes Sense Campaign” by Ogilvy and Mather. The idea was to challenge the received wisdom of famous quotes. The commercial opens with a group of women drinking in a bar. Flashbacks show these women doing jobs traditionally associated with men – such as drilling roads and driving lorries. The quote from Australian writer, social activist and filmmaker Patricia Irene Dunn – “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” – appears followed by a shot of an empty maternity ward, and a fish riding a bike along the pier. The ads in this series reaffirmed GUINNESS as a surprising, challenging drink supported by cutting-edge advertising. 

We enjoyed touring the Temple Bar area of Dublin after we finished the Guinness tour.

Some of the names of the beer were a little cheeky!

Corned Beef Sandwich with Homemade Potato Chowder and Crispy Chips at J. Sheehan’s Pub. Loved all of the potatoes served in so many delicious ways in Dublin!

I loved how the townhouse doors in the city were painted brilliant colors with fanciful knockers. There were stores that specialized in selling door knockers.

Cheers!

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Guinness Black Lager Corned Beef Hash ~ Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’ll be cooking my favorite Corned Beef Hash this weekend…reminiscing about sitting in my favorite pub with my guy enjoying our hearty breakfast!

Guinness Black Lager  Corned Beef Hash

Makes 6 hearty servings

Place raw corned beef brisket (approximately 2 pounds) in a slow cooker. Cover with Guinness Black Lager (2 – 3 bottles) and sprinkle with spice packet that is included in the corned beef package. Cook on high for 4 hours or until corned beef can be cut easily with a knife.  Turn off heat and allow to cool. Cut corned beef into small cubes (cut off any fat) and set aside.

1 small onion, diced

24  fingerling potatoes sliced into thin slices

4 ounces butter (+ more butter if needed)

freshly ground black pepper

12 eggs

Rye, whole wheat or French bread toast

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion and sauté until onions are transparent and starting to brown. Add fingerling potatoes and spread evenly across the bottom of the skillet. Allow to cook over medium heat until potatoes are soft and lightly browned. Add more butter if needed to keep the potatoes from sticking to skillet.  Sprinkle potatoes with freshly ground black pepper.  Keep potato onion mixture warm while preparing eggs.

Prepare over-easy/medium or poached eggs to serve with corned beef hash and serve with your favorite type of toast.

Somebody is looking forward to Corned Beef Hash!

We’ve had an unusually cold March in Southwest Virginia, so we often wake up to a pile of kitties cuddling on the bed.  They get in some fun poses!

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Irish Cheddar And Potato Gratin + Guinness Stout

Irish Cheddar And Potato Gratin

A hearty dish that can be served as a main dish or a side. Perfectly paired with Guinness Stout. Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Recipe compliments of Murray’s Cheese

Serves 4

Ingredients:

4 lbs. russet potatoes, washed and thinly sliced (soak in water to prevent browning)

2 1/2 cups Murray’s Irish Cheddar, grated

1/2 TBSP Murray’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 onion, diced

1 tsp thyme, minced

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

(I added some freshly cracked black pepper to the onion mixture)

1/4 lb. bacon, diced

1 bunch scallions, chopped

(I added a little chopped fresh parsley on top)

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.  Butter a square baking dish.  Layer 1 lb of sliced potatoes into the pan. Next add 1/4 cup of grated Murray’s Irish Cheddar. Repeat until all potatoes and cheese are used.

3.  In a medium saucepan sauté onions and thyme in Murray’s extra virgin olive oil.  Once the onions are caramelized, add the heavy cream. When warmed, pour over the potatoes.

4. Place in oven (I put my pan on a baking sheet to catch any cream that bubbled over)  and bake for an hour until the potatoes are tender and cheese bubbly.

5. Remove from oven and top with bacon and scallions.

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Guinness Black Lager Corned Beef Hash

Yummy breakfast on a snowy winter day…Corned Beef Hash made with Guinness Black Lager…happily reminiscing about sitting in my favorite pub with my favorite guy enjoying our hearty breakfast!

corned beef hash

Makes 6 hearty servings

Place raw corned beef brisket (approximately 2 pounds) in a slow cooker. Cover with Guinness Black Lager (2 – 3 bottles) and sprinkle with spice packet that is included in the corned beef package. Cook on high for 4 hours or until corned beef can be cut easily with a knife.  Turn off heat and allow to cool. Cut corned beef into small cubes (cut off any fat) and set aside.

1 small onion, diced

24  fingerling potatoes sliced into thin slices

4 ounces butter (+ more butter if needed)

freshly ground black pepper

12 eggs

Rye, whole wheat or French bread toast

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion and sauté until onions are transparent and starting to brown. Add fingerling potatoes and spread evenly across the bottom of the skillet. Allow to cook over medium heat until potatoes are soft and lightly browned. Add more butter if needed to keep the potatoes from sticking to skillet.  Sprinkle potatoes with freshly ground black pepper.  Keep potato onion mixture warm while preparing eggs.

Prepare over-easy/medium or poached eggs to serve with corned beef hash and serve with your favorite type of toast.

 Toast

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