Ireland is home to some of the most celebrated writers in history, including "stream of consciousness" author James Joycewhose works include Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and the sprawling modernist epic Ulyssesand these Nobel Prize Laureates: poet William Butler Yeats, avant-garde playwright Samuel Beckett, and socially conscious playwright George Bernard Shaw.Continue Reading
Irish soda bread is a traditional quick bread that uses the reaction of baking soda and buttermilk as the leavening agent instead of yeast. Although typically associated with St. Patrick's Day, I like to make this simple yet delicious bread year round. In similar fashion to a large scone, the raisins and caraway lend subtle sweetness and a distinctive flavor. For me, this bread is best served fresh baked and warm, with softened salted butter slathered on top. I think you will find a reason to make this bread all year round as well. From Get Your Bake On: Sweet and Savory Recipes from My Home to Yours.Continue Reading
If either you or your partner dreads sex but would rather desire it, therapy may be your best strategy. If you'd like to try a therapy-like approach on your own, you can adapt the following ideas from Come As You Are in whatever way suits your relationship.Continue Reading
We live in a lovely Mediterranean style town home in a desirable location in Santa Monica, Calif. But after we had our two daughters, we started to obsess over moving into a larger house. Toys and clutter were everywhere. We wanted more space. We wanted a garden. We wanted out! From At Home with Madame Chic.Continue Reading
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