Health and Fitness News

Welcome to the Stars Hollow Gazette‘s Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.

Questions are encouraged and I will answer to the best of my ability. If I can’t, I will try to steer you in the right direction. Naturally, I cannot give individual medical advice for personal health issues. I can give you information about medical conditions and the current treatments available.

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What’s Cooking for St. Patrick’s Day

Next Saturday is St. Partick’s and the wearing of the green. The first harbinger of Spring. At last the long cold winter is coming to an end. Whether you’re Irish or not, here are a couple of recipes to help celebrate.

Beef and Stout Pie with Stilton Crust

The tradition on the day is corned beef and cabbage with potatoes, so what to eat on parade day. The easy answer is go traditional with a stew. This beef stew made with Guiness Stout and topped with a Stilton laced pastry crust takes a little work but it is well worth it.

Salmon with Spring Vegetables

For those who are still fasting for lent or would prefer something lighter, here is a lovely braiseed salmon on a bed of Spring vegetable – asparagus, peas and leeks. Serve with steamed red potatoes or creamy mashed potatoes.

Soda Bread

What would a St. Patrick’s celebration be without Irish Soda Bread. Here is a simple recipe from an old French chef, Jacques Pépin.

Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake

There are cheesecakes for all occasions, including St. Patrick’s Day laced with Baily’s Irish Cream. It has become a tradition in my house since 1991 when I found the recipe in a 1991 Bon Appétit magazine. It’s best made a day before serving with steaming mugs of hot Irish coffee.

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