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I have Irish ancestors on both sides of my family. One of my great grandfathers came to the United States around the time of the potato famine. So I always look forward to Saint Patrick's day. I didn't realize until today that this year the date was changed from March 17th to the 15th. I missed it! However, we did go on a picnic yesterday and I ate lamb and feta cheese in a sushi nori wrap. Food that green has to count for something!
Our Strong Son's Spring Break was last week. He spent part of it visiting college friends, part of it visiting his girlfriend's parents, and part of it with us. One night while he was here we went out to eat. Our waiter said they were running a special all week in honor of Saint Patrick's Day. It was cabbage and corned beef with carrots and potatoes.
In my pre health nut days, corned beef was my favorite deli sandwich. I gave it up because of the nitrites. But this was fresh corned beef - something I had never eaten before. I asked if I could substitute sweet potatoes for the Irish potatoes. The waiter agreed, but looked at me as if I couldn't possibly be Irish and ask for sweet potatoes. It was a delicious meal. I wish I knew how they had seasoned the cabbage. It was outstanding.
It makes you wonder - if the Irish had known about the Blood Type Diet in 1845 and had planted sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, would it have changed the course of history?
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