Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick's Day wherever you are!
An Ancient Gaelic Blessing For You
(Makes 2 loaves.)
5 cups whole wheat flour (or your favorite gluten-free baking flour)
3 cups rolled oats
¼ cup instant grain coffee powder
3 tsp. baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 Tbsp. mixed spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice)
½ cup sunflower or safflower oil
1½ cups raisins
1¼ cups walnuts, chopped
1½ cups rice syrup (or 1 cup rice syrup + ½ cup baking molasses)
2½ -3 bottles Guinness stout (12 oz. each)
Mix flour, oats, salt, and spices together. Rub in oil with hands.
Add raisins and nuts, then syrup.
Add ½-2 bottles of Guinness, or enough to produce a thick batter.
Turn batter into two well-oiled standard-size loaf pans.
Bake in preheated oven at 350°F. for 45 minutes, then turn heat down to 325 °F. for another 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in cake comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool somewhat and remove from pan.
Poke holes in the base, spoon ½ bottle of Guinness over it.
Allow to soak overnight, wrap the' cake in parchment, and store (unrefrigerated) for several days before serving to produce a delicious fruitcake.
VARIATION: If you don’t want to soak the cake in alcohol, make a pot of grain coffee, and then pour 1 cup of grain coffee over the cake before wrapping. (The alcohol in the Guinness used in the batter will evaporate during baking. However, if you don't want to use the Guinness, you can replace it with an equal amount of liquid grain coffee.)
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In Praise of Green by David Briscoe
Yes, it’s March, but this is not about St. Patrick’s Day, though I was raised in a wonderful American-Irish family. My mother’s maiden name was Mahoney, so that says it all I’d say! No, I’m writing here about the green of life. Have you noticed how life on earth is totally beholden to green? No green, no life. So, I’m here to celebrate green, and to let green know how grateful I am.
Green of the plants allows us to have oxygen. It makes food possible, too. If the plants aren’t green, you and I are sunk. Without the green chloroplast cells in the plants there would be no whole grains, vegetables or beans. No sushi in Los Angeles. No caviar for a queen’s crackers And wouldn't you know it...junk food requires green, too!
It’s funny that I grew up hating science, but now I thoroughly enjoy reading books about photosynthesis, the process by which the plants convert sunshine into stored energy, then turning it into their own carbohydrates, protein and fat to feed themselves. They have no intention to feed us, we just wait around until they grow, and then we harvest the plants and eat them. Thank you, plants, I happily accept my dependence on your efforts. What delicious sunshine you are! Actually, the photosynthesis books give me the feeling that I am reading something very spiritual. For what could be more fundamentally supportive of happy living on earth than green and photosynthesis?
Now that Spring is rearing its green, I’m reminded of an attempt I made at writing haiku when I was 18:
early spring - a faint
green smoke snakes through bare
trees in the distance