Spring is almost here. Grass and bulbs are pushing through the warming earth,
reaching for the light. Waiting for spring requires a leap of faith. The days are short and dark; the wind and rain seem endless. But if we can just hold on, there is verdance on the other side of winter.
"I believe in the sun when it's not shining,
I believe in love even when I feel it not,
I believe in God even when He is silent.”
St. Patrick's Day is the herald of green days. Today's tablescape was inspired by the irrepressible force of growing things--black soil and sprigs.
"There is not a tree in heaven higher than the tree of patience."
"There is no cold to compare with the cold of spring,
nor is there heat to compare with the heat of autumn.”)
--Irish Weather Saying
"It won't always be raining."
Rattlebridge Farm's Roasted Hen with Tart Apples and Pan Vegetables*
Leek and Mushroom Tart*
Apple and Walnut Salad
Potato Bread (click here for a printable recipe)
(*recipes coming soon)