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  1. Ian M.

    RIP - Noah McCourt

    My father, Noah McCourt, was called home on Monday, February 22 at his home in Dundalk, Ireland. He is mourned and sadly missed by his three sons, Ian, Sean and John and their families, including eleven grandchildren. Burial will be next week in his ancestral home in Heerlean, Neatherlands...
  2. Ian M.

    Which Way Did It Go?

    Last week there was a discussion on goulash (American Chop Suey) that included a simply super looking recipe with photos from - I think - Johnny West. I've looked everywhere I could think of trying to find that recipe, as I forgot to write it's location down the other day - but I simply can't...
  3. Ian M.

    An unwelcome diagnosis for my wife.......

    Last week, DW received an unwelcome diagnosis from her doctor in Dublin - a diagnosis of Fibromayalgia. This malady won't kill you but as Fallon says, on occasion it makes you wish it would! Every joint in her body is hurting and many nights (and tonight is one of them) she's unable to sleep...
  4. Ian M.

    Just checking in..................

    Hello - Just thought I'd take a minute to check in with everyone and say a quick "hello" to all. Things are really popping around here - the summer tourist season is in full swing and we're busy as a toll keeper with a broken counter! Can't do things nearly fast enough to keep up with everyone...
  5. Ian M.

    How to assassinate your brother............

    When I was reading over my recipe and comments in regard to putting dill into a soup we make here, I recalled a conversation I had with my brother's wife about two or three weeks ago in which she accused me of attempting to "murder" my brother. I had a recipe for my own version of Barbecue...
  6. Ian M.

    Hearty, Creamy Vegetable Soup

    Perfect for a chilly, stormy day by the sea: Ingredients: 2 T Butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots - peeled and chopped 1 stalk celery - chopped 1/2 red bell pepper - chopped 4 - 5 cups of chicken stock or broth 15 oz. tin green beans, drained 1 1/2 C frozen corn - thawed 1 1/2 C...
  7. Ian M.

    Pepperoni Stuffed Banana Peppers

    Here's something that will get your attention and clear your sinuses for sure!! Ingredients: 8 medium-sized banana peppers 4 oz. cream cheese - room temp. 1/4 C parmesan cheese 1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 C pepperoni, diced 3 T Italian bread crumbs Directions: Wash the peppers and...
  8. Ian M.

    How tired are you?

    Have you ever been so tired that your mind and your memory simply blank out completely? That's what's happened to me tonight!! It's been a very long and exceptionally busy day and evening and suddenly, I just went totally bonkers mentally! I couldn't even remember how to log onto NCT or how...
  9. Ian M.

    DoggerDay, May 6, 2015

  10. Ian M.

    What's this all about?

    What's going on with not always being able to thank someone for their post? Several times I've wanted to add my name to thanks at the bottom of a post from someone and when I do this I get a message telling me emphatically to "Remove my thanks". What gives with that? I haven't even been able...
  11. Ian M.

    CaturDay, May 2, 2015

  12. Ian M.

    A couple of things we serve daily in our Pub

    Here are a couple of recipes that are staple items at our pub. We make tons of fish and chips and gallons of Beef and Guinness stew daily! But not all at once.................. Fish and Chips 4 lbs of potatoes 1 1/2 cups of flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup water 2 quarts oil for...
  13. Ian M.

    Peasant Bread

    Ingredients: 2 cups LUKEWARM water (never use HOT water, as this will kill the yeast) 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar 1 pkg active dry yeast 2 teaspoons of Kosher salt 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour Directions: 1) Add sugar to LUKEWARM water and stir to dissolve. Then sprinkle the yeast on top...
  14. Ian M.

    CaturDay, April 25, 2015

    A day late but at least I got in!! Yay!! :clap:
  15. Ian M.

    Easy Casserole for two old bachelors!!

    Since my Dad and I are keeping bachelor hall for a few weeks until we move on to Ireland, we scrounged around and found a recipe that's supposed to be great just for kids. Well, we're kids, too, at heart! We invited my two brothers over for the evening and the four of us had boy's night in -...
  16. Ian M.

    Just a few more doggerday pics:

  17. Ian M.

    Oct. 1 - Doggerday!

  18. Ian M.

    Oct. 1 - Doggerday!

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