St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage

Ready for a little Corned Beef & Cabbage?

Here is my recipe:

1 Flat Corned Beef

1 head of cabbage cut into quarters

8 Peppercorns

6 Cloves of garlic

1 Onion chopped

3 Carrots chopped

3 Celery chopped

1 Turnip peeled and chopped into chunks

6 Small red potatoes, peeled

1/2 tsp Rosemary

1 Bay leaf

In stockpot add meat, peppercorns, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, rosemary & bay leaf.  Cover with water.  (about 5 quarts).  Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer.  Simmer for 3 hours. Meat should be tender.

After 3 hours add cabbage, potatoes & turnip.  Cook for 1/2 hour more.

Drain and serve with Dijon mustard.

A few other good recipes for Corned Beef & Cabbage:,

I love to serve this with an Irish Soda Bread Irish Soda Bread



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This is our devil goat Frank, he gets into everything!

Hamburger Dills

Yield: about 7 pints


  • 4 pounds 4-inch cucumbers
  • 6 TBSP Canning Salt
  • 4 ½ Cups Water
  • 4 Cups vinegar (I used white)
  • 14 heads fresh dill
  • 3 ½ teaspoons mustard seed
  • 14 Peppercorns


Wash cucumbers; drain. Cut cucumbers into ¼- inch crosswise or length-wise slices, discarding blossom ends. Combine salt, water and vinegar in a large saucepot; bring to a boil. Pack cucumbers into hot jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace. Add 2 heads of dill, ½ teaspoon mustard seed and 2 peppercorns to each jar. Ladle hot liquid over cucumbers, leaving ¼-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

Great recipes for your Manchester-Farms Berkshire Ham for Easter!

It is almost Easter and I have tried some wonderful Berkshire Ham recipes!  Check them out!


This recipe is one of my absolute favorites …. It is milk braised pork and is great with our Manchester-Farms Milk and  Berkshire HamIMG_0323        The recipe  calls for  a pork roast, but I use our fresh ham and it is excellent! Just make sure not to over cook the ham.

This is another wonderful recipe from Ina Garten for Baked  Virginia Ham  Again I use our fresh ham for this and make sure again not to over cook it.  I cook the ham for 10 to 13 min a pound.

Paula Deen has some great recipes too!  This is her recipe for Fresh Ham!

Enjoy!  Spring is almost here!

Check out my other recipes!