Truly the Luck of the Irish
The next time you’re looking for a deliciously different family dinner, take a (virtual) trip to the Emerald Isle. Hearty and enjoyable, traditional Irish fare is sure to be a crowd-pleasing success at your table. Whether it’s shepherd’s pie or soda bread, you may find yourself developing a bit of a brogue and a twinkle in your eye. Set out a green tablecloth and pick up a bit of the luck o’ the Irish for yourself with these dishes.
Celebrate the Luck of the Irish
St. Patrick's Day is on its way and our florists have been busy getting ready with St. Patrick’s Day décor. From classic bunches of tinted daisies and vibrant bouquets of festive flowers to fun and whimsical balloons, we have what you need to commemorate and celebrate a bit of Irish in all of us.
The Irish Shamrock
Legend suggests that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was sent to Ireland with a dual mission —to minister to Christians already living in Ireland and begin to convert the Irish people to Christianity. To this end, St. Patrick attempted to demonstrate the meaning of the Holy Trinity to skeptics. Because the Irish people had difficulty believing in something they could not see, St. Patrick reflected for a moment and then plucked a shamrock from the ground, pointing to its three leaves as living proof of the Holy Trinity. He knew of the important role numbers played in Celtic symbolism and three was considered the most sacred and magical of numbers. Three signified totality: past, present and future; love, valor and wit; and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit of the Trinity. Since then, the shamrock has come to be known as the symbol of Ireland.