Kid-friendly MARCH 2020: St. Patty's Day Lucky Leek Potato Soup + Easy Irish Soda Bread Biscuit Bites + Green Grape Muddlers Recipe - Sticky Fingers Cooking




Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun? Because they're always a little short

Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day? Real rocks are too heavy

What type of bow cannot be tied? A Rain-bow

Which vegetable can you never take on a boat? A Leek

What vegetable is obsessed with computer games? A Geeky Leek

What do you call a weak vegetable? A Meek Leek

What was Hercules favorite vegetable? A Greek Leek

What you call a vegetable with a secret? A Sneaky Leek

What vegetable is found at the top of a mountain? A Peek Leek

What is a scary vegetable? A Freaky Leeky

What does the farmer do when she is looking at her crops? She seeks a sneaky peek at leeks

What did the leek ask the potato? Do you speak leek?

What is the most aerodynamic vegetable? A Sleek Leek

What vegetable do mice like the most? A Squeaky Leek

What Vegetable do you need a Plumber for? Leek

Yep, this week called for more than a few extra (BAD) jokes. Jokes good. Viruses bad.

When we wrote our 2020 recipe lineup list last year, we couldn’t have predicted where we’d be today or what we’d be adjusting to. Challenging, uncertain times call for comfort food that can be whipped together effortlessly: food that feels like a hug and doesn’t cost much to make. The leek potato soup is a favorite of ours and seems perfect for this week. We will look on the bright side and call it a little bit of serendipity.

This leek potato soup simple to make and silky in texture, and kids are delighted and surprised by how much they like it. We are thinking that most of you will be making this at home this week with your families.

Here are some facts to share with your kids as you cook: The leek has a very interesting history, whereby it’s gained the symbol of luck among citizens of Wales. The story goes like this: Just before the Battle of Heathfield in 633 AD, a celtic monk named David persuaded the Welsh army to distinguish themselves from their Saxon enemies by wearing leeks in their helmets. The army ultimately won the battle and David the monk became Saint David. It’s believed that the leek acted as a sort of good luck charm for the Welsh. (Not for the Saxons.) Leeks are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in home gardens, and they’re considered to be excellent for immunity. 

CHEERS in CELTIC: Sláinte (pronounced "slaan-sha"). Sláinte literally translates as "health" and is used as a stand-in for the more time-consuming "I drink to your health!" 

We wish you all calm, comforting and steady thoughts and meals. If we will all wash our hands, if we don't touch our faces, then we will get through this one together! Stay well, stay compassionate, and thank you for all you do to bring cooking curiosity to your kids at home!!

Healthy + Happy Cooking, Chef Erin & Chef Jacqui

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