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FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

By Judy Larkin | February 12, 2021 |
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FESTIVE FEBRUARY A MONTH FULL OF CELEBRATIONS February can so often be a dull and dreary month and even more so with many people still in lockdown.  Can you believe it has almost been almost a year since we have lived like this?  How naive we all were to think the pandemic would be over…

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PARSNIP PIE

By Judy Larkin | February 12, 2021 |
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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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west Virginia hot toddy

WEST VIRGINIA HOT TODDY

By Judy Larkin | February 6, 2021 |
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Ingredients: Prep Time: 5 minutes  Total Time: 10 minutes Yields: 1 1 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 1 tbsp. oolong tea (We used Ti Kuan Yin) 1½ oz. moonshine whiskey Juice of half lemon Lemon slice and star anise for garnish In a small pan, combine water, cinnamon, anise and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add oolong…

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SAINT BRIGID’S DAY

By Judy Larkin | February 1, 2021 |
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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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