Adopting a Goat or Two

This article was published in the June 2015 issue of the Irish American News under the “Guilty Pleasures” column. When you discover what you love to do at a young age, career changes can be difficult. However, it is possible to go from horseback riding to goat rearing, just ask Nicky Haynes. Haynes was an international…

Darina Allen in vegetable garden

Darina Allen on Home-Cooked Meals, Fresh Ingredients

This article was published in the May 2015 issue of the Irish American News under the “Guilty Pleasures” column. Darina Allen hesitated when I asked her about her guilty pleasure. “I don’t think I have one,” said Allen, the founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, County Cork, Ireland. I could hear Allen pull her…

Bare Knuckle Lamb

This article was published in the April 2014 issue of the Irish American News under the “Guilty Pleasures” column, page 37. I admit, readers, that Irish lamb is not something I’ve cooked. I happily indulge in my Dad’s BBQ lamb chops and even ate my entire plate of lamb and potatoes at my County Down…