HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS

HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOWS

We thought we would make heart shaped marshmallows for Valentine’s Day this year.  Did they turn out to be light and fluffy?  Not exactly, but they did have a yummy flavor, and with practice I believe we could master this recipe adapted from Epicurious, even at...
SAINT BRIGID, KEEPER OF THE HEARTH

SAINT BRIGID, KEEPER OF THE HEARTH

PRAYER OF SAINT BRIGID Brigid of the Mantle, encompass us, Lady of the Lambs, protect us, Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us. Beneath your mantle, gather us, And restore us to memory. Mothers of our mother, Foremothers strong. Guide our hands in yours, Remind us how to...
SIGNS OF SPRING

SIGNS OF SPRING

Finally, after a long winter, signs of spring are popping up through the leafy remains of last autumn. Grass baskets have been planted with our homeschool group. Following my Mom’s tradition, the Easter Tree has been decorated, with freshly dyed eggs to add to...

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS

My great grandmother made each of her 14 great grandchildren a felt pieced stocking. Each one was came from a kit, but was hand stitched, embellished with beads and sequins. These served as an inspiration for my own children’s stockings.  It is not my style to...

SPRING CHILD

A tulip unfolds it’s petals                          The grass is sprinkled with dew                    We watch with hopeful eyes                        as sprouts push their way up through the  cool earth Where does spring find its courage?         Where trees...

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