Since I am Irish, and because my mother and father were Irish and
tracing our origins back to Adam and Eve we know that Eden was in County Clare
and their last name was Murphy----we wear the green and celebrate..
Other than that Corned Beef was never heard of in Ireland. It was taught to the Irish of Boston by the Jewish Community there. Brisket was pickled (corned) to preserve it. In Ireland the cabbage was cooked with smoked ham.
The Irish Soda bread, I make often, is my mother's recipe. And, as Davy says
is a snap to make, For Paddy's day dinner I cooked up corned beef (cheap and good) with cabbage and boiled spuds. Put a big soda bread on the table next to the meat, and along side that a slab of butter. The 3 grandkids and Mary ate everything in sight (how that woman stays 120 is beyond me), leaving only the licked clean plates to put away.
Here's to all those who are Irish on March 17th-----God Bless Us All.
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