That's cultural appreciation, not cultural appropriation. I have never been to a St. Patrick's Day parade nor gone downtown to see the Chicago River dyed green.
A colleague posted her mother's soda bread recipe on Facebook last year. The specific instructions are great! (I used Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. I put a teaspoon of vinegar into the milk in place of buttermilk. I had to retrieve the 20-yr-old jar of caraway seeds from the top shelf of the spice cupboard. Using 1 tablespoon a year means that jar will outlast me.....And I mixed the dough with a spoon rather than with my "mitts.")
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In the studio: I pieced many scraps of batik neutrals for the backgrounds and did the applique last evening. They are 10-1/2 x 13-1/2. Since they'll be placemats I need to make them at least 14 x 18. I thought I'd just add slab borders from contrasting/coordinating batiks but I had another idea. You'll need to come back on Friday to see!
P.S. I've seen "cornbeef" advertised at two local eateries. Vegan alternative? LOL.