Spring is here in full force in California and that means St. Patrick’s Day and the wearing of the green!

2013-02-27_1417-resized-600I recently had my DNA tested and found out that I am 36% Irish.  From my house to yours –Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

2012-03-09_1231-resized-6001.  Decorating for holidays can be lots of fun and that includes St. Patrick’s Day.  May the luck of the Irish be with you and may you find your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

corned_beef_and_cabbage-resized-6002.  Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional way to celebrate in our house, as in many houses around the world.  I serve it with mustard (Dijon or coarse ground) and Guiness stout.  The whole family really looks forward to it each year.

It is best boiled or cooked in a slow cooker.  Just follow the directions on the package or use  one of the many recipes online.

Here’s a recipie: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/corned-beef-and-cabbage-i/

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3.  Here is my favorite way to use the leftovers – A Reuben Sandwich! Here is a recipie:

 http://allrecipes.com/recipe/reuben-sandwich-ii-2/

Have a wonderful time celebrating our Irish heritage and stay safe my friends.