Imbolc at the Beach


        They do say that a picture is worth a thousand words. These are mine. See more Thousand Word Thursday posts here.                     If you liked this post, you may also like:   Related Items from Amazon: Please Note: … Continue reading

Fish Pie

Fish Pie // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

The first time I ever attempted a fish pie, I was daunted by all the steps, but now I know it’s actually super easy to throw together — and I can do almost all of it in my cast iron pan. Plus my kids love it. And how can you go wrong? It’s … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday, Irish Recipes, and Other Things That are Green

MWOW and All things Irish or Green

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I am thinking that it would be fundamentally wrong not to do a post full of all Irish recipes and other things that are green! So, whether you Irish all year round, or only Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, or just kind … Continue reading

Soaked Irish Soda Bread

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  Whether you really are Irish, or are only Irish for the day, you have to have soda bread with dinner on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re doing the corned beef and cabbage thing, or having a good Irish Stew instead… you still have to have soda bread. It’s a thing. … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Valentine’s Day

My Week on Wednesday and Valentine's Day // Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

So… first things first. It is Saturday. You’re not going crazy… though it’s more than likely that I am. But, for a number of reasons, some of which were completely out of my control, and some of which that had been in my control, but escaped, I decided to postpone … Continue reading

Quick, Easy, Homemade Valentines

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day… and if you are the parent of grade-school or preschool age kids that probably means Valentine’s Day parties at school. Yay! High fructose corn syrup, food dye… and boxed Valentines cards. Now, I’m sure you know that I have very strong objections to the first two… … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Imbolc

MWOW Imbolc sq

 Hello, and welcome to My Week on Wednesday. This week we’re going to talk a little bit about Imbolc, which takes place on either the first or second day of February, and marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Imbolc is an old Irish word … Continue reading

My Week on Wednesday and Syrup Season

Syrup Season sq

Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t even sure there was going to be a My Week on Wednesday this week. My husband and I have both been enjoying this sort of cold-flu-bug thing… the kind of thing where walking downstairs … Continue reading

Real Food Shamrock Shake

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Two years ago I had my very last from-the-drive-thru Shamrock Shake. And it was awful. I wasn’t even that far along on my real food journey… and already all I could taste was the nasty chemicals and artificial ingredients. Yuck! It was sad; I thought that my favorite Welcome Spring … Continue reading

Irish Hot Chocolate

Irish Hot Chocolate sq

Welcome to March… when we can all start thinking about things that are green and Irish-ish. Okay, this isn’t green. But it is a delightful, creamy hot chocolate, full of good milk, cream, raw cacao powder… and, of course whiskey! So I’d say we’re good to go. Delicious! Irish Hot … Continue reading