Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Totally Off-Topic Comfort Food Dessert Recipe

Okay, so this recipe isn’t Celtic in origin, but it’s absolutely wonderful. Here’s Real Vanilla Rice Pudding! The recipe is supplied by my husband, who likes to be know as “Mr. Bakerman”. Enjoy!

Serve this dish warm or cold You can add a cinnamon stick while the rice is cooking, or just top it off with a few raisins, sliced almonds, or fresh berries. This recipe makes up to 8 servings, depending upon the size of your servings.

1 ½ C. water
¾ C. basmati rice
¼ teas. salt
3 C. whole milk
1 C. heavy whipping cream
½ C sugar
½ vanilla bean, split down the center lengthwise

How to do it:

Bring the water rice and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium/high heat. Once it’s boiling, cover the pan, turn the temp to low, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Simmer a little longer if the water is not absorbed.

Add the milk, cream, and sugar. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and then drop the bean in. Bring up the heat to medium and keep on cooking and stirring until it has reached the creamy texture that suits you (should take about 35 minutes). When done, remove the vanilla bean, add toppings, and serve.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Celtic Harp Valentine's Day TV Performance with Anne Roos!

Ooo la la! Romantic music played by Anne Roos on the Celtic harp on Valentine's Day! Tune in to the Good Day Sacramento Show on the CW Channel 31 and receive a harp serenade. The program is aired live throughout the greater Sacramento area, and video may also appear on their website after the broadcast.

Sunday from 7-10 am
Feb 14, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Irish Fireside, 2009 a Year in Review

I was recently featured in the 2009 Ireland Travel Review from the Irish Fireside. Here are just a few of the Roadtrip Highlights:

Irish Oatmeal Soap
John Wayne Birthplace
Liam Sings with the McMurrows
Celtic Harp with Anne Roos
Visit to America’s Oldest Irish Store

I had a great time visiting with Corey and Liam last February. You can check out the video of their visit at