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

Preserving Cherries with Whiskey

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  This summer, just when I had thought I had canned, dehydrated, frozen, and made jam out of a season’s worth of cherries, I found a huge basket of cherries at the Public Market. Cheap. Real cheap. Like the kind of cheap where I expected half the basket to be … 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

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 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

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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

My Week on Wednesday and Dandelions

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  Hello, and welcome to another My Week on Wednesday. Today we’re doing dandelions. 🙂 Um… what? It’s January.  Yeah. But I’m cold. And it’s snowing outside and a whopping 5 degrees. And wind. Did I mention the howling wind? So I thought that thinking about cheery little yellow bursts of … Continue reading

Roast Chicken Stuffed with Cranberries, Apples, and Sweet Potatoes

What's for dinner tonight? Try this simple roast chicken stuffed with cranberries, apples, and sweet potatoes! Via Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

        A couple of years ago, I created one of my favorite dishes ever: Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Stew. As it turns out, the combination of sweet potatoes, apples, cranberries balances beautifully with savory sage. This recipe takes that flavor combination and… well… stuffs it in … Continue reading