Everyone wants to be Irish today. Why wouldn’t you want to be? The music, traditions and food are enough to make anyone Irish for a day.
Have you ever wondered… how did a holiday about a Saint turn into a day to drink green beer and eat green food? This day celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish. Celebrations of the past involved parades, festivals and wearing shamrocks. In many churches, drinking alcohol was not permitted and fasting was common practice. But on St. Patrick’s Day, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted just for the day. Over the years this stuck, and encouraged the holiday’s tradition we know now of drinking and eating to celebrate St. Patrick.
Holiday hosting can be stressful, especially if you have no idea what to cook for your guests – but not this year! You already have a lot on your hypothetical plate so we’re offering up a few of our favorite holiday recipes to serve up on actual plates!
Thanksgiving marks a time of year where many of us come together to feast, be merry, and reflect on what we’re thankful for. Whether you gather around a fancy dining table with your family or a thrift store coffee table with your closest friends, one thing we all do is savor the time we have with the people we care about, and of course, savor the delicious dishes that are so synonymous with this food-filled holiday!
Since 1879, Canucks far and wide have celebrated Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October. Preceding the American Thanksgiving, the Canadian holiday recognizes an earlier harvest due to colder temperatures. Minus the Pilgrims and the Mayflower, Thanksgiving in Canada still celebrates a time for gratitude, family, friends, and above all: feasting!