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Keep It Simple For St. Patrick’s Day

When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, Brad Dunn suggests going with the traditional pint of Guinness and shot of Irish whiskey. And, local greens on the menu!

pint of Guinness, shot of Irish whiskey and Irish cream

Photo: boeke (Flickr)

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year with an Irish Car Bomb. Fill a pint glass half-way with Guinness. In a shot glass, add equal parts Irish whiskey and Irish cream. Drop the shot glass in the Guinness and drink it before it curdles!

Guinness is actually one of the lowest calorie beers on the planet. It has less calories than Budweiser, skim milk or orange juice if you can believe it.

Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day certainly isn’t about watching your waistline, but that’s interesting to know nonetheless. Brad Dunn talks about three beer cocktails that use Guinness as a base to get you ready for your St. Patty’s Day festivities.

We hear part two of Harvest Public Media’s Science of the Seed series.

In the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr uses collard greens and lettuce barquettes in two dishes.

And, we chat with farmer Deb McKee Kelly at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market. How does she grow so many beautiful heads of lettuce when there’s snow on the ground? Hydroponics in a heated greenhouse of course!

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Stories On This Episode

Generic Seeds Could Have A Short Lifespan

Potted soybean plants

Farmers would love to continue using their favorite seeds in generic form, but they may find there is only a limited window of opportunity.

New Cookbook Encourages You To Play With Your Food

egg chick

Bill and Claire Wurtzel believe breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's the most fun.

Meet A Farmer: Deb McKee Kelly, Good Life Farms

heads of lettuce for sale at farmers market

Deb McKee Kelly's table at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market is stocked with lettuce, arugula and basil she grows on her hydroponics farm.

Golden Greens: Couve a Mineira (Brazilian Style Collards)

A plate of Couve a mineira (brazilian style collard greens with orange slices)

There are many great recipes for fall greens. I love making a Brazilian style dish of thinly shaved collards, quickly sautéed with garlic and olive oil.

Wild Rice And Pear Salad With Pecans

wild rice salad served in endive boat

The toasted pecans pair well with the nuttiness of the rice, and the d’anjou pear adds sweetness and color. And the lettuce serves as the bowl!

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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