Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Hand made collage bY: Allison Strine
click here to go to her shop
I saw this collage and fell head over heals in love with it. My precious grandmother and my grandfather,
who passed away the year I was born, were from Ireland. Allison's art work brings back memories of my grandmother, and the pride I have in my Irish heritage. This Saint Patrick's Day, I celebrate all those Irish souls who were brave, independent, and strong willed enough to cross the ocean and begin a new life in America.. To all of them (especially Grammy and Pop Smith) I say thank you, God Bless, and Slainte!
~ Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone

Grammy Smith's Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 f.
Mix together:
3 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 t.sp. baking soda
2 t.sps baking powder
1 t.sp. salt
1 c. raisins
2 t.sps. caraway seeds
Mix together: 1 pint sour cream
2 eggs
Then mix into flour mixture. Dough will be sticky. Sprinkle with flour; with floured hands, knead and turn dough to mix thoroughly. Shape into a ball, place in pan. In center of ball, cut a cross shape with a knife.
Bake bread for 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean.

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