Tag Archive | history

Greenwood Cemetary Battle of Brooklyn Memorial Plus There Was Cake

Greenwood Cemetery last weekend hosted a memorial for the 237th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. While it was a defeat for the nascent Continental Army who were vastly outnumbered, the Battle of Brooklyn (or Long Island) was the first major battle since declaring independence from Great Britain. After defeating the Brits in Boston, General […]

St. Paddy’s Day Corned Beef: The Traditional Non-Traditional Meat

St Paddy’s Day is officially tomorrow March 17th. In the States certain foods have become synonymous with the holiday including corned beef. As if often the case, many traditions arise from practicality. According to this Smithsonian article, corned beef was never actually a popular meat in Ireland itself. In fact for generations, cows, not unlike […]