CHRIS DOES THE IRISH JIG FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Chris Henwood, Produce Manager, Is Getting The Co-op Produce Section Ready For Your St. Patrick's Day Celebration Meals!
Potatoes and Cabbage are produce that are definitely on the Irish menu. According to Wikipedia: Colcannon (Irish: cal ceannann, meaning "white headed cabbage") is a traditional Irish dish mainly consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
|Chris Holds Up Some Potatoes & Cabbage In The Co-op Produce Section|
At one time it was a cheap, year-round staple food, though nowadays it is usually eaten in autumn/winter, when kale comes into season. An old Irish Halloween (Ooops, different holiday) tradition is to serve colcannon with a ring and a thimble hidden in the fluffy green-flecked dish. Prizes of small coins such as threepenny or sixpenny bits were also concealed in it. Chris has picked the following recipe for your St. Patrick's Day Meal:
|A Pot Of Freshly Made Colcannon|
1 lb potatoes
1 lb cabbage
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 sticks butter, melted
1/2 cup milk or cream
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 tbs vegetable oil
Saute the onions in the vegetable oil until onions are translucent, add garlic and saute until slightly brown. Chop the potatoes and cabbage into 1-1.5 inch squares. In two separate large pots boil the potatoes and cabbage until tender. Place the boiled potatoes in a bowl and add milk or cream and mash the potatoes with fork or a potato masher. Once potatoes are mashed stir in cabbage, melted butter, onions and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a side dish.
Colcannon is also the name of a song about the dish.
The song "Colcannon", also called "The Skillet Pot", is a traditional Irish song that has been recorded by many artists, including Mary Black.
"Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your mother used to make?"
"Yes you did, so you did, so did he and so did I.
And the more I think about it sure the nearer I'm to cry.
Oh, wasn't it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot."
| Alex With Garrett Valley Uncured Corned Beef Briskets|
Not to be outdone on St. Patrick's Day, Alex has brought in some 3 Lb (approximately) packages of Uncured Corned Beef Brisket from Garrett Valley for your Irish meat dish to go with the Colcannon.
|Manager Picks of the Week|
Lundberg Organic Long Grain Brown Rice
@ $1.89/Lb In Bulk
Organic Red Lentils @ $1.69/Lb In Bulk
Garrett Valley Uncured Corned Beef Brisket
Organic Red and Green Cabbage: $1.99/lb
Organic Red Onions: $2.99/lb
Organic Yellow Onions: $1.99/lb
Organic Bagged Russet Potato: $5.99/ 5lb bag
Organic Red Potato: $1.99/lb
Organic Yukon Gold Potato: $1.99/lb
St. Patrick's Day Growler Special
Good Nature Brewing Of Hamilton, NY
Imperial Irish Red @ $15.99/64 Oz Fill
St. Patrick's Day Cheese!
100% Natural Cheese, Aged With A Distinctive Taste & A Natural Hint Of Sweetness. Made With Milk From Grass-Fed Cows. Imported From Ireland.
Lively Run Chevre & Feta Cheese Is Back On The Shelf
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