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"To Love An Irishman" Book Release Giveaway Party!!!

Blog Tour, Day #1: 
Happy St. Paddy's Day!!!

Irish Cabbage and Bacon Soup

Things You'll Need:

  • Large Skillet
  • Sauce Pot (optional)
  • 1 Head Green Cabbage
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 lb. Thick Cut Bacon/ Canadian Bacon
  • 2-3 White Potatoes
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Stock or Chicken Stock (your choice)
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board


  • Remove core from the green cabbage and coarsely chop the remaining cabbage leaves.

  • Finely dice the onion.

    • Chop potatoes into 1/2" cubes.

    • Use a separate cutting board to roughly cut the bacon into 1/2" pieces.

    Cooking Instructions:
    Step 1: Melt butter in the sauce pan set on medium heat. Add onion and bacon. Saute for 8-10 minutes until onions become translucent and bacon begins to crisp.

    Step 2: Add chopped cabbage and potatoes. Continue to saute for an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 3: Pour in vegetable stock. If necessary, transfer ingredients to a larger stock pot if saute pan is not large enough. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until potatoes are tender.

    Step 4: Season with salt and pepper as desired.

    Step 5: Serve.

    Of course, everyone's tastes vary. You might find adding chicken stock instead of vegetable stock tastes richer. I prefer Canadian bacon instead, due to the lower fat content. If you try the recipe out, please feel free to tell me all about it!

    Where was the first St. Patty's Day celebration held?
    Now it's GIVEAWAY time! Win a free e-book copy of To Love An Irishman when you comment below with your answer to the question. (Don't worry, all comments will qualify for the contest. The question is just for fun.) Winners will be posted on Wednesday, the 21st, along with the correct answer.

    Thank you so much for sharing in this special moment with me!!!
    Next stop today is Ravencraft's Romance Realm. See you there. :)

    Don't forget to join me tomorrow for Blog Tour, Day #2 on Happily Ever After Thoughts.

    Happy writing,
    Diva J. :)

    Purchase To Love An Irishman from Black Opal Books today!

    Also available at:
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    B&N - Paperback/Nook

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    Anonymous said...

    I'm so excited for u diva!!! Yay!!!!!! :)

    Heather said...

    It was known as St. Patrick's feast day back in the 9th and 10th centuries by the Irish and then afterward was recognized by the church... and then in 1903 was announced as an official holiday.

    Happy St. Patty's to all btw!!! :)

    Alexa said...

    Happy Release Day! I don't cook, but the recipe sounds good. Not sure where the 1st celebration was. Boston?

    Christina B said...

    Yea, your book is out! I can't wait to read it.

    I believe the first actual celebration was in New York City.

    Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

    Just printed out your recipe. It sounds SO good and so does your story. Best of luck with lots of sales.

    Jodi Warner said...

    It has been a religious holiday in Ireland for over 1000 years. The first ever St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in the United States on March 17, 1762, when Irish soldiers in the English military marched through New York City. I am not sure how you qualify celebration. Although I heard someone once say they had a parade in Boston in like 1752 or something so I guess it is debatable. Happy St.Patty's none the less.

    Diva J. said...

    Thank you Kaitlin, Heather, Alexa, Christina, Paisley, and Jodi for stopping by on my release day and showing all of your wonderful support!!! I loved reading all of your comments, and I can't wait to reveal the answer on Wednesday!

    Until then, please check out my other guest posts on the blog tour.

    -Diva J.

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    Diva J. said...

    Thank you so much, Sam!!! :)

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