Tipsy Pudding with Spiced Wine & Honey Cream Cheese

by Laura on March 15, 2011

I remember the St. Patrick’s Day of my childhood as the day of the Irish Sheridan sisters: there were the twins, Marguerite and Mary, and Kathleen, whom I also called ‘grandma,’ and Delores, my grandma, the youngest.  We have pictures of them, all decked out in green and standing in a row, smiling brightly, a version of the same image for every year they gathered.  They were separated in childhood when their mother died of typhoid fever and their father, an Irish lover of the drink, was unable to care for them.  They were reunited years later and remained close; in fact, my grandma and her sister Kaye lived a block apart for almost all of their adult lives and chatted on the phone every day.  They had a sweetness about their connection, one that comes perhaps from years of separation and longing, and from gratitude which does not fade.  They were dear to me, my guides, my bellwethers, my lodestars.  I’ll celebrate without them this week, as they have all passed away now, and remember them with such fondness as we eat this tipsy pudding.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 krisannjacobson March 16, 2011 at 8:46 am

The “Food Gawker” section is great!

2 Gourmantine March 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

Nice recipe and the photos are simply mouthwatering. I love the design of your blog, it’s so elegant and stylish!

3 Prerna@IndianSimmer March 16, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Just found your blog through Food Gawker. Wow, what a gorgeous photographs you take! So glad to find you and will be stalking you now :-)

4 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 16, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Wow, honey cream cheese? That sounds incredible!

5 Laura March 16, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Thank you, all of you. I’m so touched. Really.

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