|Chicago's Green River
May the “luck o’ the Oirish” be with you today and every day!
|Parade in San Francisco
Happy St. Patrick’s day! Are you wearing green? Do you participate in eating green foods or drinking green beer?
What is our obsession with turning the day green in the US? Chicago even turns their river green at great cost with a “secret” recipe that supposedly doesn’t kill or pollute the fish. I wrote a short story about it once.
But to move on, here is what I’ve done to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!
|Green Velvet Cake!
|Couldn't wait for the actual day, so we tasted a bit, just to make sure it was good, right...!
I made this cake in honor of two friends, Jo, who gave me the recipe, and “our” “local” Irishman Mark, who is moving to the mainland from Hawaii this week, and will also be heard on a radio broadcast for St. Paddy’s Day!
Here is a link to Jo’s blog in case you want to try the recipe, and to Mark’s in case he’s able to put up a post for us to hear his lovely “Oirish” accent!
Here is a bit about St. Patrick, in case you’d like to know his history:
Here is information about the Parade in Dublin, Ireland. I wish I could be there!
Here is information about the festivities in Chicago, IL:
In Indiana Leprechauns got loose to help raise awareness for cancer!
Leprechaun Michelle Spencer of Elkhart, IN
Check this out for "Irish" recipes!
I’ll leave you with a toast for St Patrick’s Day,
“May the roof above us never fall in,
and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”
Some images from: