Since we spent the whole day inside (rain and fear of driving down a mountain in it), I had plenty of time to roast a whole chicken and make a lovely wild mushroom risotto with sautéed radish greens and chicken-mushroom gravy.
There’s a serious damp chill in the air, so roasting meats in a hot oven was a must! Everything was very tasty although the plating fell short- sorry Adam. He says that although home is not a restaurant, I should be plating dinner like it is. He suggested molds, rings, forms, and towers of stacked fare with micro-green garnishes. We will see about that. Don’t get me wrong, I believe you eat with your eyes first, but I think a bigger part of me loves a rustic home-cooked look. It seems more comforting and true somehow. Also, I don’t even have a microplane here, let alone a ring mold. Hmmm…
Just what I needed after climbing and hiking at the Cliffs of Moher. Absolutely delicious carvery plate of roasted leg of lamb, carrots, perfectly cooked cabbage, boiled new potatoes, mashed potatoes, and rich beer gravy. So good!!! They sure do love potatoes in Ireland.
This was my first trip to the famous Turf Tavern! The very place that Bill Clinton did not inhale in while in college. The Turf Tavern is a great little place, extremely hard to find, but really cool indeed. I learned from Robbie and Cara that “Yorkshire pudding” isn’t a pudding at all, it’s the savory pancake-like dough. The “pudding” was really soft and slightly chewy, amazing. I covered it in delicious gravy and dipped every bite in perfectly spicy horseradish sauce. To drink, I had an Old Rosey cider, something like 8% but still really tasty, unlike the “K” cider I bought the other day that was 8.6% and I was told it’s what tramps drink. It was a truly great meal, shared with great friends.