Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick was actually born in Britain around the end of the 4th century.  It is believed he died around March 17th about 460 A.D.  He was actually taken prisoner at the age of 16 by a Irish raiders who were attacking his family's estate.  According to the History Channel he spent approximately 6 years in captivity.  After escaping, he reportedly walked 200 miles County Mayo to the Irish Coast then back to Britain.  Upon returning to Britain he began his religious training which sent him back to Ireland to minister to the Irish Christians and convert others to Christianity.

There are loads of stories regarding St. Patrick, some true some more at

Here are some interesting facts thanks to the History Channel, click the link below to see a larger view.

Try some veggie versions of the standard St. Patrick's Day recipes.
Vegan Corned Beef and Cabbage
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
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Vegan Irish Soda Bread
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

May the Irish blessings look favorably upon you, for today we are all a wee bit of Irish!
Enjoy, have fun...drink responsibly!


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