Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Ireland and Potatoes

Ireland & Potatoes by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2013-10-13_zps707a1500.jpg

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
Ireland & Potatoes

Have you ever wondered why Ireland and Potatoes seem to go hand in hand?  It's because of the Great Irish Famine.  Potatoes were a main crop in Ireland during the mid 1800's - both for exporting and for sustaining their own citizens.  During this time the potato crops succumbed to "Potato Blight" which is a devastating disease that spreads like wildfire among potato plants.  According to Wikipedia between 1845 & 1852  - 1 million people died of starvation!!  And then 1 million more people emigrated from Ireland in only a 7 year period!! 

In honor of St. Patrick's day (which I know has nothing to do with the famine) I thought I'd share all of the "Potato" recipes that I've shared with you so far on this blog.

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  1. I was just talking to my husband today about growing potatoes. Thanks for the potato links.

  2. Potatoes straight from the garden are the best!I cant wait to get ours growing!


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