Monday, March 17, 2014

An Irish Blessing for You

St. Paddy’s Day Fruit Medley
4 large kiwis, peeled and sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced but not peeled
1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1 cup honeydew melon balls
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar

1.  Put the kiwi and apple slices, halved green grapes, and melon balls into a bowl. 
2.  Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning.  Add the sugar and mix carefully. 

Do you have a special recipe that you fix for St. Patrick's Day?  Inquiring minds want to know!  By commenting, you'll be entering to win a copy of A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County) by Barbara Cameron. If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others. The winner will be announced on April 1.

You might also enjoy my previous blog post Alpine Cross Quilt Block and a Song for Sunday.


  1. The only thing that we ever made was corn beef and cabbage but my mother didn't like corned beef briskets. She would always use canned corned beef (which is also what she would use to make her BBQ sandwiches - with a little bit of onion added), potatoes, carrots and onions.

    I love the Irish blessing you posted. It's always been a favorite of mine. I like that recipe also. My office is having a brunch at the end of the month for all the people who have a birthday in March. The theme is Easter but I think that salad you posted would be perfect.

  2. No special food here. The blessing sampler is so pretty!

  3. That sounds really good. I will have to give that I try. I was suppose to make our Corned Beef and Cabbage and rolls today. But I have been in a lot of pain. I will make it tomorrow. But I think I will add this recipe to the celebration for next year. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Certainly nothing special here. I even missed the parade.
    Needle work runs in the family and that is a lovely heirloom.

  5. I have two of the Irish blessing stitchery. My mother made them for my brother and me. It is a treasure. I think it was a kit from Lee Wards.

  6. We make Irish stew and soda bread. Yum!

  7. I loved seeing the Blessing stitching.

  8. This is a saying that you used to see in all the souvenir shops in Ireland, and on Irish Linen Tea towels,it's a real blessing as well, Strangely, you never see this one:

    "May the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back - and may you be in Heaven, a full half an hour before the Devil knows you're dead!"

    Now I think of it, that one might be a drinking toast rather than a blessing.


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