Friday, December 24, 2021

Words & Brush Weekender: Easy listening music and chat, Friday 24th December 2021, this week its your favorite 1970's & 1980's Country & Western music.

Easy listening music and chat, Friday 17th December 2021, this week its your favorite 1970's & 1980's Country & Western music!

Enjoy some good music here on Words & Brush,  please post music from your favorite Country & Western music from the 1970's & 1980's . This weeks "Weekender" page was inspired by our loyal poster Red !

Our friend Red,  a 5 Star poster on Words & Brush 

Part1 : Country & Western music from the 1970's 

John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads

 Kenny Rogers - The Gambler

Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream

Waylon Jennings - Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line

Merle haggard ~ Tonight the bottle let me down

Part 2 : Country & Western music from the 1980's

Alabama - High Cotton 

Hank Williams, Jr. - "A Country Boy Can Survive"

Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning 

Kathy Mattea - Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses

George Strait - Baby's Gotten Good At Goodbye

Wishing all "Weekenders" and their families a safe, healthy and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Words & Brush Recipe Corner: Hearty Irish Veg Soup


Hearty Irish Veg Soup

A veg packed soup perfect for any time of the year, but especially now as a winter warmer!

By Donal Skehan , November 18 2020

  • time 40 mins
  • serves Serves 4  
  • Ingredients

  • ¼ stick butter

    1 onion, peeled and diced

    1 leek, sliced

    3 potatoes, peeled and diced (1 lb)

    50 fl oz of vegetable stock

    2 carrots, diced

  • 1 parsnip, diced

    4 sticks celery, sliced 

    ½ cup cream, optional 

    1 1/3 cup frozen Peas 

    Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a medium high heat. Add the onion, leek and potato. SautΓ© for 5-6 minutes until they’ve a little colour.
    2. Add the stock, carrots, parsnip and celery. Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender when you insert a fork.
    3. Blitz the cream into the soup until smooth and add the peas, heat through.
    4. Heat through and season to taste. Serve alongside cheddar and thyme soda bread.

    For more Directions watch the video:


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    Monday, December 20, 2021

    Christmas Week Countdown Dec. 20th

    We are on the homestretch to the big day.  Presents on their way for all, even for the furry children. See how excited they are?  Must be some treats so they must be opened and eaten right away.

    Is there more? Huh, huh?  Come on, I smell it!

    Christmas will find you as the world stops still.

    Gathering around the tree before the fire.

    Cookies.  Our favorites are almond crescent, there
    is nothing like them. Try Matcha green tea powder with powdered sugar
    and makes them festive green and light and delightful as Santa is on his way to hand out gifts. Green tea might help his metabolism.

    Add a little bit more fun responsibly, as some will be home for a few days.  Perhaps make a cake and dip it into one of these on a
    scalloped plate. 

    Or one of those handcrafted dessert coffees with a
    special blend of liquor.

    As the snow keeps falling to the air outside getting colder and the snow creates that ambience of silence as you enjoy close quality time with loved ones.

    Christmas party all weeklong with continuous edibles.  We have a huge stockroom and the punch and mini shepherd pies keep on with the festivities down to desserts and holiday cocktails.  All invited to spend and share the cheer.

    Watch out for the mistletoe!

    Hear a Christmas story by Michael BublΓ©, great narrator voice
    besides singing.

    Of which we all have some peace and remember
    goodwill towards all.  Peace be with all and to all
    a good night.