Coming from strong Irish ancestry, and with a name like McBurney you’ve got to love all things Irish, and I do! That’s why I was so excited to see our new St. Patrick’s Cookie Pail filled with traditional shortbread cookies. ‘Tis a taste of Ireland to be sure. It’s funny how flavors and aromas can bring back fond memories, I’ve traveled to Ireland many times over the years and have enjoyed “taking tea” with my Irish friends. The Irish are wonderful at making you feel welcome, putting on the kettle and laying out a spread of lovely sweets, and shortbread is often one of them. I can tell you from experience that these buttery, lightly golden cookies are authentically Irish and melt in your mouth good, reminding me of those I’ve enjoyed many a time at a darling little tea cottage in Kilkenny, Ireland. They are pure Irish magic.
If these shamrock cookies weren’t enough, I know the recipient of this gift will love the soft green reusable metal pail with handle, I figure I’m going to plant mine with a wee shamrock plant or maybe use it to carry gardening tools and gloves when Spring gardening time arrives….you know if its St. Patrick’s Day, Spring is right around the corner.