Community Report: Quarantine Cooking For St. Patty's Day And Beyond
This week, we reached out to a local food writer for some needed distraction from the difficult news of the day.
Lindsey Hollenbaugh, who writes "The Eat"newsletter and features food-related stories appearing in the Bennington Banner, Brattleboro Reformer, Manchester JournalandBerkshire Eagle, shares some food ideas and recipes for a St. Patrick's Day in this new, coronavirus world.A lot of people are preparing to work from home and getting some social distance, but Hollenbaugh pointed out: "That doesn't mean that we have to practice social distancing with baked goods, right?"
Hollenbaugh suggested a simple, sweet and delicious batch of cookies made from the basic staples shelved in a well-stocked pantry.
She also offered a quarantine-appropriate way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day: With traditional, homemade fare like corned beef and cabbage made in your slow cooker enhanced with a half-can of Guinness beer, then top of the meal with a freshly-baked banoffee pie.