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Two ways with Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread is good for St. Patrick's day, to be sure. But, this bread is such a wonderful complement to soup (particularly vegetable, tomato or split pea) that it is a Saturday staple at our home all winter long. With dairy, or without, this version of Irish Soda Bread is the perfect complement to… Continue reading Two ways with Irish Soda Bread

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Boiled-egg stash

“A box without hinges, key, or lid,Yet golden treasure inside is hid.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit There are wonderful recipes in the blogosphere. (I'd like to think some of them are in my archives.) But, the flipside of all this culinary wisdom is the novice cook, who really doesn't want to make pavlovas or braided… Continue reading Boiled-egg stash

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Spicy butternut squash soup

“Roses and violets from summer gardens, sun-drenched Sicilian lemons squeezed of their juice and mingled with juniper from the frozen north. Saffron threads and gold leaf from the Indies waited to be turned into something magical." Laura Madeleine, "The Confectioner's Tale For days, it has been hovering near 90, too hot to even sit properly… Continue reading Spicy butternut squash soup