A blog exploring the pleasures of gardening in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA.
Monday, April 4, 2011
St Patrick's Day Meal
Steaming bowls of lamb stew and freshly baked soda bread (this time with raisins and caraway) provide a simple yet very satisfying meal for St Patrick's Day. In most years the table would have been decorated with a big bouquet of Helleborus foetidus, too. But this year the hellebores are late and show cold damage. The daffodils came from the grocery store: only a few 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' were actually blooming in the garden, and I wasn't about to cut those. It does not get much better than a meal like this taken in a quiet evening at home.