When I was in first grade at St. Margaret of Cortona School in Madison Place, Sister Justina asked me why I wasn’t wearing a green ribbon in my hair for St. Patrick’s Day. “Because I’m Lebanese”, I replied timidly. That’s all changed, and even I’m a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Creamy or chunky potato soup You can eliminate the bacon and use vegetable … Continue reading Creamy/chunky potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day
Great for St. Patrick’s Day or Any Time of Year I was listening to the Cooking with Marilyn show today here in Cincinnati and a listener called in to give a recipe for soda bread. She was just taking it out of the oven and “it smells so good I’m going to bake another loaf for tomorrow”, she said. Well guess what? It was this … Continue reading Soda Bread
CHAMP WITH SCALLIONS The story goes that in the 5th century AD, St. Patrick went to Ireland, killed all the snakes and converted the people. What were they eating? For starters, leeks, cress, and cabbage, all of which are….you guessed it…green! Think abut it, though. The food pyramid stresses green leafy veggies and good root vegetables like potatoes, so the Irish were way ahead of their … Continue reading Champ or colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day – what’s the diff?
It was a week of “last ofs”. We split and stacked the last of our wood (check out our smiling photos) and we had our last sled ride of the year. Son Jason videoed it not just for fun but, as he said, “to have evidence that you, Mom, actually made it down the hill.” Well, I not only made it down the hill but … Continue reading Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage