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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I decided to prepare Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day this year based on what 53% of my ancestors may likely have eaten. Fifty-three percent of my Irish ancestors, that is, according to my Ancestry.com DNA.

I suppose I won’t be trading in a kilt for lederhosen anytime soon if you’ve seen the commercials of the many folks sharing their big Ancestry.com surprises on what their ancestry actually is.

two leeks

Colcannon is a simple, hearty dish whose culinary history even marks it as a dish of Ireland and so to me that makes it special. Colcannon generally consists of boiled potatoes mashed with butter and cream combined with cabbage and a type of onion such as leek, green onion, or bulb onion. It really is quite delicious, and easy enough to prepare.

sliced cabbage

With many a choice of beautiful Irish Blessings and Toasts along with the Colcannon, I’ll share,

May you have
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close at hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

Wishing you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Love, Peggy



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