My friend, Carey, lives in Ireland and has kindly agreed to do some posts about things you might not know about her beautiful country!
Me?? Guest Blogger?? Ok, well let me think about it? Um yes! I’d love too! What to talk about? How about things people don’t know about Ireland?
I’ve discovered lots that I didn’t know about Ireland and feel that others just need to know… Actually, we have been very blessed to have traveled to a few different countries besides Ireland. Just this morning my son says “Hey Mom, can you make the kind of eggs we loved in Switzerland?” Well of course I can…Translation – hardboiled eggs! Has this child been absent for the past few years of Easter?? We always color and eat eggs but nope, he associates hardboiled eggs with Switzerland. Well, that led me to thinking that many people may not be aware of how many foods are imported to Ireland and the interesting places that they are imported from! Ireland became part of the European Union in 1973 but in recent years the EU has tightened things up and has required the countries to import and export with each other. This has had good and bad effects but we will focus on the positive. In Ireland we get grapes from Greece, pears from Belgium (not pictured), red chilies and yellow peppers from Holland, apples from France, garlic from Spain, and bananas from the Ivory Coast. It is amazing! We are eating so internationally!
I stuck some green onions in the picture that were grown right here in Ireland and notice that the tag has the picture of the grower! The Irish are so proud of their products and are able to almost trace anything back to the farm it came from.