Friday, March 18, 2022

A Quick Glance

It's March and our thermometer reading was 73 degrees this afternoon.  A quick walk around our yard brought the views of flower buds in the gardens.  Hyacinth and Daffodil flowers will be making their appearances.  The Crocuses are blossoming, now.  This may be a tease, but the warm weather and cheeseburgers on the grill tonight are signs of Spring!!


Saturday, March 12, 2022

Best Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
(File Photo)

Add unsalted Butter, Buttermilk and Raisins to your grocery list this weekend! It's time to get ready to bake a delicious Irish Soda Bread!  Yes, they can be purchased, but this Irish Soda Bread is filled and I did write filled with moisty Raisins.  Every bite is just so yummy!  This is by far the best Irish Soda Bread that I have ever tasted!  I had used other recipes in the past, but they always were d- r- y.  And, they did not contain enough Raisins.  

Quite a few years ago I "googled" to find what recipe I could come up with.  I did not expect to find much, because I only had 1 Cup of Buttermilk to use.  To my surprise I found a blog with an Irish Soda Bread recipe that required that 1 Cup of Buttermilk.  It was so very easy to prepare.  It had so many Raisins, too!  I was hooked.  I baked it and boy was it delicious!  This recipe is just the best!  I have never searched for another!

Click on this link for the recipe with all of my hints!  The complete story, too!  You will be very happy you did!  I have learned that slices of this Irish Soda Bread freeze very well!  This delicious bread is also a wonderful treat to bake, cool and mail to our sons- for St. Patrick's Day or other special occasions.  You guessed it!  It is a family favorite!  Did I mention that it is easy to prepare??  It is!! 

Irish Soda Bread
cut and packaged to mail
(File Photo)

Yesterday, the Buttermilk was purchased for my St. Patrick's Day Irish Soda Bread baking.  Slices will be on our breakfast table on March 17th!  Heated in the microwave for a few seconds- ah, YUM!!  Bake one this year!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

~Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!

Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat

It's March 2
Happy Birthday to You,
Dr. Seuss

Every year on this day I post a Happy Birthday to Springfield, MA's favorite author, Theodor Seuss Geisel.  He was born on this day, March 2, in 1904.  Mr. Geisel wrote so many interesting stories for children (of all ages) using the name Dr. Seuss.  Seuss was his mother's maiden name.  Many of the stories are comical and filled with the history of Springfield, MA during his childhood.  The Indian Motocycles (Yes, that was the correct spelling when they were first manufactured in Springfield.) and the Forest Park Zoo (His dad was the superintendent of that zoo.) were included in his books.