Tag: St Patricks Day

The Love of the Irish

This is an archived post from “The Aroma of Bread,” and it was first published 22 Mar 2015.

Assorted Shamrocks. Old and New

Marie Campbell Fassbender loved her Irish  heritage. She was proud to be Irish, and she loved St. Patrick’s day. 

As the day would near, she would gather a collection of shamrock pins, and she would keep them handy. If you dared attempt to leave the house, or to walk into the house without wearing green, she would hand you a pin, and expect you to wear it. 

It would have been so much fun to sit down with a big map of Ireland, and map out the counties where her immigrant ancestors came from. I think she would have been surprised at the number!

County Cork, County Donegal, County Down, County Louth, County Monaghan, and County Tyron

Grasshopper Torte was a family favorite, and everyone looked forward to the family meals where she took the time to make a pan. This is one version of the torte, and she (used this for larger torte). Marie always made a graham cracker crust, never using the chocolate wafers.

St. Mary’s Hilbert Cookbook, 1970s, p. 105