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Winter Warming Soups

Collection of Soups and Soda BreadAs the weather is getting cooler, winter warming soups are always very welcoming. Soups can easily be put together and perfect for serving as a lunch or dinner. You could also pour hot soup into a thermos flask and take to your work place ( your office is probably freezing cold anyway) and enjoy with a lovely thick slice of home-made bread. Also, a good idea is to double up the recipe and make a big pot and freeze portions of soup for future meals. This should cut down on stress of weeknight cooking. This collection of soups will hopefully give you some warming food for thought and I have added them to the  Menu Ideas on this blog. Continue reading

Irish Soda Bread with Dried Cranberries and Candied Orange Peel

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Baking home-made bread provides immense satisfaction and even though I have made bread on many occasions I feel a great sense of pride when taking a freshly baked loaf from the oven… every single time. When entertaining I might spend hours preparing for a dinner party and carefully laying the table, but once the home-made bread appears before the guests… all other efforts fade in comparison. With the heavenly baking aromas I would bake fresh bread everyday, but I know I (and the rest of the family) would be the size of a house if I did.

 “Bread is the warmest, kindest of words. Write it always with a capital letter, like your own name.” – Russian Cafe Sign. Continue reading

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