Today I baked shamrock-shaped sugar cookies and Irish Soda Bread. Most of the cookies will go to the Edmonton General for tomorrow's coffee and cake/cookies on the the unit. I already gave one of the loaves of soda bread to the neighbor. Ironically, what little Irish I have in my background (maybe one generation on my maternal grandmother's side) is Protestant Northern Irish! However, far fewer people celebrate the Irish Protestants' big day of July 12 which commemorates the Battle of the Boyne fought in 1690. Besides, it's great to see green in any form at this time of year! So Happy St. Patrick's to all--whether you are Irish or not!