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Rockin' My Irish 
Mar. 17, 2009 8:56 am 
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009 3:10 pm
But of course I'm not Irish. Like that matters today. I am by birth 100% hapa but I'm not going to let that get in the way of making Irish stew and champ and washing it down with Guinness. Uh huh. And I've got The Long Black Veil by The Chieftains on the iPod and I'm sporting a sprig of green. I even broke out the cast iron skillet and baked Irish soda bread.

My genuinely Irish friend tells me that the raisins and caraway seeds in my soda bread aren't strictly traditional. But then neither am I.

One, two, three, four, five,
Hunt the hair and turn her
Down the rocky road
And all the way to Dublin,

Irish soda bread in a skillet
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Irish soda bread with raisins and caraway seeds
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Mar. 18, 2009 1:57 pm
Fusion is the new Traditional!! Hope ya enjoyed your Paddy's Day!
Mar. 18, 2009 3:10 pm
Hi Trishie - thanks for the validation. I hope you enjoyed your day, too. Talk to you again soon. Cheers!
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Two working adults and a kid in school. Someone has to cook and that someone is usually me. *sigh*
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I cook, they clean up after me. It's the kind of tradition I can fully embrace.
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When I was 13, I made pecan rolls for my family. The recipe called for 8 refrigerator biscuits but the package held 10. My mom asked me what I did with the other 2. Judging from the look on her face, "I threw them away" wasn't the right answer.
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