If I had to choose a favorite holiday solely based on that holiday’s traditional foods, Saint Patrick’s Day would probably be close to the top of that list. Potatoes, beer, corned beef, cabbage and Irish cream are just a few of my favorite things. Confession (which I probably make every year around this time): corned beef is actually one of the reasons I won’t give up meat completely. That, and Buffalo wings. I am not kidding. Despite all the nice things I say about eating healthy and local, I can’t say no to corned beef. One of these years, I may even try making it myself. Unfortunately for Saint Patrick’s Day, my interest in the holiday doesn’t extend beyond the food, even though I do have a little bit of Irish in my family tree. I’ll wear green, but there will be no parades or shamrock décor in my life.
Cabbage and Onion Torta (NY Times)
Make This, Not That! Your Guide to Eating Naturally Green Food on St. Patrick’s Day
6 Irish Whiskey Cocktail Recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day (Serious Eats)
Recipes for Homemade Irish Cream (Punk Domestics)
Three Things Thursday: The Goodness of Guinness (Punk Domestics)
3 Irish Cream Dessert Recipes (The Wannabe Chef)
Spirited Sweets for St. Patrick’s (or Any) Day (NPR) – Chocolate Kahlua Bundt Cake, Macerated Oranges, Medjool Dates And Grapes with Slivered Almonds, Beer-Candied Bacon With Thyme and Chocolate Mint Milkshake.
Irish Inspired Sweets to Make for Saint Patrick’s Day (Serious Eats)
Dark Chocolate Guinness Ice Cream (Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie)
Whole Grain Irish Soda Bread (Healthy.Delicious)
Nora Rattigan’s Secret Ingredient Irish Soda Bread (Katie’s Kitchen)
Weekend Baking Project: Irish Brown Bread (Serious Eats)
March Sponsor Shout Out
I wouldn’t be anywhere without the support of my readers and sponsors. Each month, I’m taking a moment during one of my highlights posts to make sure that you know about the great businesses and bloggers who are supporting Relishments through sidebar ads. Want to get in on the action? Check out my sponsor page – and remember, blogger spots are free!
Putting Up with Erin is a great canning blog with some really unique recipes (pickled pineapple!). I’m looking forward to breaking out my canning supplies again in the next few months to try out some of her ideas.
The Simple Live Healthy Blog is part of Teria Tate’s health consulting workshops. The blog has informative pieces on fitness, food, goal setting and more.
Mary Makes Dinner is an Austin based blog that features “recipes for flavor addicts and adventurous cooks”. I confess, I haven’t gotten to dig into her site as much as I’d like to – the recipes look great, her writing is honest and she even has a sewing site. Check it out!
Please show your support and take a moment to visit the blogs advertising on Relishments.