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Sunday, March 17, 2019

St. Patrick's Day ~ Irish Laney ~ Picture of the Day ~ Eye Color ~ Greek Style Zucchini Fritters w/ Tzatziki ~ Feast of St. Patrick ~ National Corned Beef & Cabbage Day

Good 32º clear skies morning. Hit 70º yesterday! 
My Father's side of the family was Irish...

The surname of LANEY was an Irish surname meaning 'the son of Dubslaine' (the son of Slaney) which was derived from the Gaelic de Slaine. It is one of the few Irish place-names, meaning, one who came from Slane in County Meath. Local names usually denoted where a man held his land, and indicated where he actually lived. 
The River Laney in Ireland...

Picture of the Day ... well timed!
Interesting about eye color....

People with heterochromia have a fascinating condition: their eyes are actually two different colors. Kate Bosworth has the relatively rare and really cool condition called "heterochromia iridis," meaning the irises of her eyes are different colors. 

Bosworth's eyes are noticeably different in pigmentation, with one being blue and one being a much darker hazel. Some other examples of celebrities with heterochromia include Kiefer Sutherland

 (one blue eye and one green eye), 
actress Mila Kunis 

(one eye green and one eye brown), 
and Jane Seymour
(one eye brown and one eye green). 

Greek Style Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki


  • 2 cups zucchini (grated, and squeezed to drain)
  • 1 handful fresh herbs (such as parsley, dill, mint; chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup feta (crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup flour (I like to use whole wheat)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  1. Mix the zucchini, herbs, green onion, feta, flour, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan.
  3. Spoon the zucchini mixture into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated, and squeezed to drain
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (~1/2 lemon)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix everything and let chill in the fridge for an hour.

Historically this date....
1963 – Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.

1969 – Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel.

1985 – Serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka the "Night Stalker", commits the first two murders in his Los AngelesCalifornia murder spree.

2008 – Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute. Lieutenant Governor David Paterson becomes New York State governor

And births this date include...
1919 – Nat King Cole, American singer (d. 1965)
1930 – James Irwin, American astronaut (d. 1991)

1936 – Ken Mattingly, American astronaut

1938 – Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-born dancer and choreographer (d. 1993)

1951 – Kurt Russell, American actor

1955 – Gary Sinise, American actor
One of my favs!

1964 – Rob Lowe, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy St. Paddy's Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
What do the color green, parades and March 17th have in common?  Of course, it is St.Patrick’s Day (also known as the Feast of St Patrick).
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions of people across the globe.  People wear the color green, drink green beverages and decorate houses and businesses in shamrocks.  In fact, the wearing of the green is a tradition that dates back to a story written about St. Patrick in 1726.  St. Patrick ( c.  AD 385–461) was known to use the shamrock to illustrate the Holy Trinity and to have worn green clothing.
The Feast of St. Patrick started in the early 17 century. The day marks the death of St. Patrick and was chosen as an official Christian feast day and is observed by the Catholic Church. The day is also a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand.

Today is also.................

National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day is observed annually on March 17th.  This seems to be fitting for St. Patrick’s Day in the United States.
To corn something is simply to preserve it in a salty brine (the term corn refers to the coarse grains of salt used for curing).
Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product. In the traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes, salt pork or bacon joint was used instead of corned beef.  Sometime in the mid-1800s when the Irish immigrated to America, they found that Jewish corned beef was very similar in texture to bacon joint (pork).  It was then that corned beef was used as a replacement for the bacon when preparing corned beef and cabbage meals.   Soon after, Irish-Americans began having Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day.
Corned beef and cabbage remains a popular food in many areas of the United States.
In Ireland today, the serving of corned beef is geared toward tourist consumption.  Most Irish in Ireland do not identify it as native cuisine.
  • In the United States, corned beef is often purchased ready to eat in delicatessens.
  • Smoking corned beef and adding spice mixes produces a smoked meat such as pastrami.
  • Corned beef can be found sold in minced forms and cans.
Try the following recipe, you will love it!: