Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day, Irish soda bread and Guinness

THIS might be one answer to the question I've been asking lately: "Where are these pounds coming from?" (click on photo for mouth-watering view)
Lunchtime today was a wonderful treat, with five friends and the Mister at our house for a sit-down to have corned beef, cabbage, turnips, parsnips, potatoes and carrots.
JoAnn made Irish soda bread that is sooooo good, that I had it for dinner tonight with a Guinness. Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Eydie, another friend, made a wonderful salad and I will enjoy the leftovers from that tomorrow. In near-springtime I seem to get cravings for fresh vegetables. I cannot wait until the farmers markets start running again - but first the veggies must grow.
I began a new book yesterday: "Eat, Pray and Love," which I think everybody but me has read. Elizabeth Gilbert is very funny. I think Grrl+dog (the guerrilla knitter) went to visit the man in Bali she talks about. Very "coinkidental." She has been on a great journey recently. If you have time, click on her name and read her blog and drool over her art.
I must go now. I owe myself some down time, reading - femminismo
p.s. Thank you to Christy for my header back. She is wonderful.


Candace said...

Whew! ... a little computer troubleshooting is a wonderful thing.
This meal makes me want to pull up a chair at your table. I doubt they had anything better than this in Boston.
I do love Grrl+dog. Thanks for the note about her adventures.
And why no, I have _not_ read "Eat, Pray and Love". Too many people insisted I read it, insisted I would love it, just insisted!
So like a mule, I have dug in my heels. smirk...
Your Personal Imp of the Perverse,

~Barb~ said...

What a fabulous way to spend a great Irish St. Paddy's day. Super goodies on that table, fem. Yummy!

"Eat, Pray, Love", huh? I hope you'll let me know what you think of it when you finish...I'm not one of those that would have told you it is a must read book. lol

Peace & Love,

Rouchswalwe said...

And a very happy St. Paddy's Day to you, too! You can pack on even more pounds adding a bottle of pale ale to the draught Guinness to make a delicious Black & Tan. I'm no help, I know.

3rdEyeMuse said...

that sounds like a PERFECT st p's lunch!

... I have been staring at my library card a little every day ... sad to say, I haven't made a mark, yet. *sighs* something's brewing, though. I can feel it. :)

Anonymous said...

I would be so interested to hear how you found the book, yes I did see that man, and thanks for the mention, do let me know if you liked the book... I thought her talk on "genius" was amazing.