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Quote for the Week of May 15, 2016

“It is not genius, nor glory, nor love that reflects the greatness of the human soul; it is kindness.”¬† –Henri-Dominique Lacordaire

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Mary’s Tavern Recipes ~ Chinese Chicken Salad

Welcome to Mary’s Tavern! Isn’t this the month of April? Spring? Yeah, right… Something went totally wrong with the Weather Gods and Goddesses. ūüėČ I live in sunny California and we jumped from winter to summer in a matter of … Continue reading

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Mary’s Monthly Travel Tours ~ A Story is Born in the Highlands!

Welcome to my first monthly post on my travels! I’ve been blessed with traveling to many places–from across the U.S. and Mexico, to Europe. Each one holds a special place in my heart, so I hope you won’t mind if … Continue reading

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Quote for the Week of July 19, 2015

‚ÄúThey say Ireland‚Äôs Giant Causeway was created¬†by the giant, Finn McCool. In truth, it was caused from¬†the tail of a Dragon.‚ÄĚ –Dragon Knight’s Axe

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Quote for the Week of May 17, 2015

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.” –J.R.R. Tolkien

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Friday Feast ~ Cheddar Dill Scones

I know most of us are longing for warmer temperatures and the first signs of budding growth on trees, so I pray it will happen soon for my friends on the east coast. I didn’t seem to mind the rain … Continue reading

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July Newsletter is here!

The July newsletter is up. Take a peek and find out the winner of my June giveaway. View the July Newsletter, or if you’re already at the website, just click on the Newsletter tab.  

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Welcome Midsummer!

Ahh…Summer Solstice! The sun has reached the highest northern point along the horizon and is about to make its journey back south.¬† The festival began the night before the Solstice, according to the Celtic custom of starting a new day … Continue reading

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My Love of Irish Literature…

My love of books knows no bounds…especially¬†on those¬†of Ireland. From the stories of the Red Branch, Brian Boru, and Grania, to more current — Trinity, Redemption,¬†and Michael Collins, these are just a few of my favorites. I’ve devoured these¬†for decades. … Continue reading

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Wearing the Green in the Month of March…

Ahh…the month of March. Celebrating spring and the Irish in all of us! At least that’s what I’m doing in my home. For the Irish, (myself included) it’s another reason to throw a celildh ~ party! I’ll be celebrating the … Continue reading

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