This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
–Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)
No need for a leprechaun’s help. This Irish Soda Bread recipe turns to science—baking soda and baking powder—for a lighter, sconelike loaf.
This Cream of Brussels Sprouts Soup is an easy, satisfying meal. Add bacon for a delicious topper.
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