Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrating St. Patty's Day!

Saint Patrick's Day is almost upon us, and the pre-holiday festivities have been a lot of fun.

What special Irish recipes do you prepare? I made Grandma Clark's Soda Bread yesterday [recipe from Silver Palate cookbook]. 

It's delicious, and even better with a hot cup of tea!

Two Irish Blessings...

When Irish eyes are smiling
and Irish smiles are wide,
When Irish hearts are happy
and the piper plays a slide,
When Irish stew is bubbling
and the soda bread is hot,
And the Irish tea is steeping
in a little Irish pot,
When the room is warm with laughter
and the songs are bright and bold,
And there's poetry and magic
in the stories that are told,
Isn't it a blessing,
isn't it just grand
To know the heart and soul of you
belongs to Ireland!

*  *  *
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!

*  *  *
Sometime this weekend I hope to watch the 1959 Disney movie, Darby O'Gill and the Little People.  I got it out to watch with the grandchildren, but Izzy wanted to watch Anne of Green Gables instead.

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!


  1. Pass the Irish soda bread, please. Happy St.Patrick's Day!

  2. Your soda bread look yummy! My kids loved Darby O'Gill and the Little People. And I love Anne of Green Gables, too! Wonderful stories.

  3. Happy St. Patrick's day to you too, Phyllis! Your tea table is lovely and so inviting!

  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Phyllis!

  5. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

  6. I always enjoy your post, Phyllis. You often encourage my creative juices to flow. Thanks for happy thoughts. Sally

  7. Hope yours was good as well! (I just got through enjoying some leftovers of last night's Corned Beef and Cabbage!)


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