We remodeled our kitchen several years ago, installing a farm sink and stone counter top, but I just couldn't decide what to do about a back splash on the wall. I thought seriously for a while about subway tile, which I love, but we really didn't want to apply adhesive and grout to the plaster walls that could cause damage or be hard to remove in the future. We wanted to do something less damaging, but what?
Irish Soda Bread isn't just for the Irish. In fact, Native Americans were making soda bread before the European settlers arrived. It became known as Irish Soda Bread because it was considered a poor man's bread; it was the easiest and least expensive bread to put on the table during the great potato famine in Ireland. It has become a common tradition to buy or make soda bread for St. Patrick's Day.
Keeping backyard chickens does not have to be complicated or difficult. If you're able to let your chickens out in a run or to free-range, it's even easier. An important part of having chickens is to provide them with a shelter that is safe, draft-free and clean in order to keep them healthy and productive.
When I think of comfort foods, a few leap to my mind immediately: Mac 'n Cheese, Roast Beef, and Stewed Tomatoes. Have you ever combined them into one dish? Mmmmmmm! One of my very favorite places to visit is Lancaster, Pennsylvania. There I can count on being soothed by the idyllic farmland pastures and the reverent pace and values of the Amish people. And there I find a few of my favorite diners and dishes.