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Real Irish Soda Bread (no raisins, no sugar)

I read a novel set in Ireland this week and this is the happy result: traditional Irish Soda Bread for tea. The recipe comes from It is the simplest recipe I have ever used and it is absolutely delicious. I did not include the optional butter, thus justifying plenty of butter on the warm bread. 3 cups (12 oz) of wholewheat flour (I used Hodgson Mills graham flour, which has a nice, rough texture) 1 cup (4 oz) of unbleached white flour Approximately 14 ounces of buttermilk 1 teaspoon [...]

January 5th, 2017|Categories: Eco Living|Tags: |

Flowers in the Depths of Winter

Orchids are tougher than I am! The snow is still deep and it is bitterly cold outside. It is cold in the house, too, dropping to 55 Fahrenheit at night, and perhaps even lower near the windows. But two of the orchid plants have new shoots with flower buds. Incredible!!! What are they thinking? This is the first time I

March 12th, 2014|Categories: Eco Living|Tags: |