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Wild Ramp & Potato Soup

Potato Ramp Soup – Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp butter 1 medium bunch ramps, bulbs & greens divided 1 large leek, trimmed, cleaned well, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced pinch dried marjoram 2 tsp sea salt, or to taste 6 cups water zest + juice of…

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Wild Ramp Scones

Wild ramps add a fresh, garlicky flavor to these savory scones. YIELD: MAKES ABOUT 12 THREE-INCH SCONES.  | COOK TIME: 45 MINUTES TOTAL TIME INGREDIENTS: 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup finely chopped Wild Ramps – greens only 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) COLD…

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BLOND BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE

These brownies come with a different twist than the regular traditional brownie due to the addition of white chocolate chips and raisins. The recipe is quick and easy to prepare. It is a tasty treat to enjoy with a cup of tea or as part of an afternoon tea spread. Ingredients: ¼ cup (1/2 stick)…

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TEA QUIZ

This Quiz Will Tell You How Much You Love Tea Sometimes you like something without loving it, and sometimes you’re so totally infatuated that you can’t see straight. This quiz will show you where you land on the tea love spectrum—so you can decide whether this is a casual fling, or whether it’s time to…

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PARSNIP PIE

The sweet-flavored parsnip has at various times been added to sweet dishes, especially in the Tudor period when sugar was expensive.  This dish has a creamy taste and the consistency of lemon curd.  In springtime, it was traditionally decorated with sugared primroses. Ingredients: 8 oz. short crust pastry 1 ½ lbs. parsnips, peeled and chopped.…

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SAINT BRIGID’S DAY

February 1st is Saint Brigid Day, the only female patron saint of Ireland. Everyone is familiar with St. Patrick’s Day but how many of you know about St. Brigid’s Day?  St Brigid’s Day or Lá Fhéile Bríde as it is known in Gaelic, which lands on 1 February each year, also marks the first day…

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CELTIC TEA

Raise a glass on National Irish Coffee Tea Day! National Irish Coffee Day is celebrated on January 25, and we think that it’s the perfect occasion to warm yourself up with a tasty, boozy treat. Irish coffee traditionally consists of black coffee, whiskey, sugar, and whipped cream.   However, for those of you who prefer tea,…

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POTATO CANDY

Potato Candy is thought to have come to the US in the early 1900’s from Germany.  It became extremely popular during the Great Depression; making this tasty treat was a great way to create a delicious confection out of the little ingredients that were available during those trying times. The cold mashed potatoes, as the…

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I cut this recipe out of a Woman’s Day magazine about forty years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since.

BETTY BROWNS Ingredients: ½ cup melted unsalted butter 1 cup granulated white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large apples, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup chopped walnuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8x8x2 inch pan. Put…

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Apple Brownies

Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 egg 1½ cup flour ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 cup apples, cored, peeled and chopped ½ cup chopped nuts, optional Directions Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy; stir in vanilla and egg. Add flour,…

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