Meatless Friday

Being an old-school Catholic, I do not eat meat on Fridays. It’s a tradition, and like Tevye says in Fiddler on the Roof, “Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as… as… as a fiddler on the roof!” He also proclaims “As the good book says, if you spit in the … More Meatless Friday

Irish Soda Bread

Summer is visiting us again today, which is a nice change from our recent gloomy weather. I actually turned on the heat one day last week! Yesterday, I planted a few tulips and hydrangeas in some nice resin whiskey barrels that I found at Home Depot for only $7 apiece. I’m going to leave them … More Irish Soda Bread

Hash Brown Potatoes

  What I am about to say may shock you- I love winter. I know, I know, I’m a freak! But I love the harshness, the stark contrast of dark barren trees against pure white snow. I like sweaters and layers and scarves. I get a masochistic surge of energy from wind so cold it hurts … More Hash Brown Potatoes