Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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March 17 is known as “the wearing of the green” which is another way of commemorating the traditional holiday of St. Patrick’s Day.
As one who loves the subject of history, I find the history behind this holiday fascinating.
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/The_History_Saint_Patricks_Day/

Shamrocks, leprechauns, the color green and corned beef are all traditions observed on St. Patrick’s Day. Click here to learn more about these traditions, and the lore behind them.
http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/st-patricks-day-symbols-and-traditions

Growing up with an Irish grandmother, time spent in the kitchen cooking was both a social activity as well as an exploration of culture/heritage.  Discover Irish recipes and food fun by clicking on this link.
http://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/St-Patricks-day-recipes.html

In closing, I would like to leave you with my favorite Irish blessing.
May you always have…
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.

Kathy Alphs

shamrocks

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