Potatoes and greens: Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day

“…wherever potatoes grow, there’s a dish combining mashed potatoes with some kind of cooked greens — sometimes cabbage, more commonly kale. The Scots have rumbledethumps (which includes rutabaga, as well), the Brits have bubble and squeak, and the Germans have grunkohlsuppe, which is kale and potato soup.”

via Potatoes and greens: Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day – chicagotribune.com.

Ah, colcannon is my favorite thing about this holiday. Though I love kale, I’m not sure I’m board with messing with the cabbage version. Is it the joy of the comforting combination of potatoes and greens that inspired wackadoo names like rumbledethumps?