Monthly Archives: March 2017

Corned Beef and Cabbage Revisited

I posted this last year, but it’s that time again and I’ll be making it again tomorrow, so it seems reasonable to post it again. Irish or not, it has to be done. During the week that includes St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

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Mercurial March

  Mood swings of March.  Sunshine and flowers one day.   Leaden clouds and snow the next. Burst of optimism that settled chairs on the deck squelched by a cover of heavy, wet snow. March weather, however dreadful, viewed as a temporary aberration. Its grasp … Continue reading

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Old School

  I made chicken soup the old fashioned way with chicken on the bone and water. A few carrots, stalks of celery and a couple of onions. Salt, pepper, a little dill weed. Bring to a boil; skim the layer … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

When I was teaching, March was always the longest month of the school year. No holidays or vacations to break up the rhythm of day to day life. A month of weather that teased with flashes of warmth only to … Continue reading

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  A time of quickening. A spring in the step. A blink against the brightening sun.  Mornings of dewdrops and birdsong. Bright green moss glistening with the moisture of melted snow. Pussy willows soft to the touch. And the crocus. Happy harbinger … Continue reading

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