Catching Up on Simple Pleasures

I cherish my Irish roots. Being away for St. Patrick’s Day means I play catch up today. Corned beef and cabbage, of course. Not salmon. It’s not hearty enough to face down the grey midwestern sky.

This is a picture of my favorite thing to prepare. Homemade Irish Soda Bread. I make it every year at this time. Right now, my kitchen smells like heaven must.

Being out in the world sometimes leaves me feeling drained. Exhilarated, but a little worn at the edges. Plunging my hands into dough revives me.

It’s simple. I use this recipe. It’s also simple.