Honour St. Patrick’s Day #stpatricksday #paddysday

Let’s commemorate the patron saint of Ireland 🇮🇪 with the festive green colour.  It doesn’t have to be with green beer!

I’m not Irish, nor do I have any Irish blood in my veins, but that doesn’t mean I can’t take part in the fun.  Did you know that the shamrock is a piece of clover that is used as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity (the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit)?IMG_0502While we can dive right into the festive fun with all the regular leprechaun and, luck of the Irish type of fun, I prefer to keep it subtle and simple.

I usually try to incorporate more green foods into the day’s meals like:

  • avocado
  • green grapes
  • lettuce
  • asparagus
  • brussels sprouts
  • broccoli
  • kiwi
  • green apple
  • pears
  • zucchini

… to name just a few!

Have fun with it!  You can always set up a buffet-style dinner and have everyone sample a bit from all the different dishes.  So go overboard with it.  You can be a wee bit Irish.

Happy Valentine’s Day xox

Valentine’s Day, as we know it, is a day that we choose to celebrate love. Love of our partners, our children, and even our friends … and pets too!  We give cards, flowers, chocolates, teddy Bears, and other gifts.  It’s all good (especially the chocolate).   

The origins of the day can be a little confusing.  Are we he origins Catholic? Roman?  Are we celebrating love? Fertility?  Or are we celebrating a Saint?  All of the above perhaps?

What Valentine’s was, and/or where it came from isn’t as good as important (to me) as what the day means to each of us.  While the day might be just “another day” to one person, it might be a very special, romantic day to another.  I’m happy simply knowing that I’m thought of.  Sending you best wishes on this love-filled day…

Happy Valentine’s Day!