Today we celebrate a holiday that is near and dear to me: St. Patrick’s Day. I remember the excitement I felt as a child as St. Patrick’s Day approached. As an elementary school student in Chicago, I would bring Irish soda bread to school for my classmates. While in high school, I marched in the St. Patrick’s Day parade. For me, it was a great day to be Irish.
As an adult, the celebrations have changed a bit. I haven’t made Irish soda bread for years, and now I attend the parade as a bystander, not a participant. But that’s OK. [...] Read More