December 2008 Newsletter
Beannachtaí an tSéasúir! (Season's Greetings to you all!)

It's holiday time again, and it seems like this year flew by so fast! It has been a very busy year for, culminating with our latest news and recipes.

Our affiliate, Food Ireland, has opened its Christmas store, with seasonal packaging and traditional Christmas fare. Some of these items are in stock only during the holiday season, like cookies, candy and cakes in holiday tins or packaging.

Another addition to our store will be cookbooks from most European countries, the USA and Australia. After some research, we found that they contain so many recipes that are similar to the Irish recipes. The main staples of these countries were, and still are, potatoes, cabbage, root vegetables and fresh meats, poultry and fish. Our first selection will be an Amish and Mennonite Recipes cookbook from the Dutch settlements area of the USA. The Amish and Mennonite people are very traditional to their ancestry and customs so the recipes have not changed much, or at all, since their arrival in America during the 17th century.

We are going to add a new feature to which will be a Question and Answer Page. We have received so many submissions from all over the world and on a wide variety of subjects. We think that other visitors might have the same or similar questions, so we will be posting the questions and answers on their own permanent page, anonymously, of course. has added a free gift for all of our newsletter subscribers. Delicious Candy Recipes is an e-cookbook with over 300 candy recipes, so please tell your friends.

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There is a new batch of holiday recipes now online. I have made an Irish Turkey Pie, Irish Sweet Potato Bake, Irish Whiskey Eggnog Cheesecake, Irish Vanilla Christmas Sponge Cake, Irish Applesauce Spice Cake Fancies, Irish Mince Tartlets and Chocolate Irish Cream Truffles. You are welcome to copy and print any of my recipes at no charge.

We want you to know that we really appreciate your loyalty and interest in On behalf of everyone here, I wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season. See you next year!


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