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Cathy Jo's Blog – November 2007 Archive (3)

Just in time for the holidays--Irish-style fruitcake recipe!

Technically, this is a tea brack (from the Irish 'breac' or 'speckled'), but it can be made in a variety of ways, all delicious. It's really easy, too.

First, brew a good, strong cup of tea (I like Irish Breakfast tea, but any variety you like). You can also make this half tea, half whiskey or rum. Whichever, into the one cup of liquid dissolve 3/4 of a cup of firmly packed brown sugar. Soak 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups of raisins in the sugar-tea mix overnight. I use a mix of regular and… Continue

Added by Cathy Jo on November 30, 2007 at 13:20 — No Comments

Wow! I'm impressed by the growth around here!

so many new people, so much going on...Fáilte, y'all! By the end of today, there will probably be more than 200 liveIrelanders, lots of good craic, wonderful pictures and music to share...
Here's to the good folk who made it all possible!
Sláinte is táinte!
(Health and wealth)

Added by Cathy Jo on November 16, 2007 at 14:33 — No Comments

If anyone noticed I haven't been around lately...

Not that I think you're all dying to read my blog and destroyed when I don't write....!
But is in the way of my computer time. I worked the polls for the election last Tuesday (long hours, little work), I've got a couple of storytelling gigs coming up and I'm behind in my Irish studies (got three more pages of translation to do before tomorrow night). And of course we're going into "the holidays", heaven help us all.

Added by Cathy Jo on November 12, 2007 at 13:54 — No Comments

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