Creamy/chunky potato soup for St. Patrick’s Day

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

Champ or colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day – what’s the diff?

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?