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Month: December, 2009

“Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland.”

by mollykl

But this is California. Central California, no less, which hasn’t seen snow since 1986 (or so J tells me.) But when I lived in Spokane we saw snow. First big, real snow of the season, I’d find a comfy place to hide out, usually in the english department building, curl up nice and warm, re-read James Joyce’s “The Dead” and watch the snow fall.

There’s no snow here, just sunshine and morning fog. But with a little help from WordPress, I present to you a snowy night and a little Mr. Joyce. Now all you need is a little solitude and a nice whiskey. Enjoy.

“Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly on the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crocked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last, upon all the living and the dead.”

James Joyce

Christmas light soup

by mollykl

That’s Jack’s name for it. I needed to make something healthy and fairly quick for dinner tonight, and grabbed a 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes, a 15 ounce can of white beans, a pack of frozen chopped spinach, 16 ounces of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of quinoa. Add about a teaspoon of thyme (because I add thyme to everything) and let cook till the quinoa’s done. Et voila! Christmas light soup.

Jack is obsessed with Christmas lights and sees them everywhere. In his defense, the soup is red, green and white.