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The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick’s Day

The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick’s Day

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.

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Spirited Sweets for St. Patrick’s (or Any) Day

Spirited Sweets for St. Patrick’s (or Any) Day

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The typical green-themed cookie or cupcake is no match for these alcohol-infused treats. Celebrate with Kahlua cake, a mint-liqueur milkshake, wine-soaked fruit salad or beer-glazed bacon candy.

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Irish Cream Cream Puffs

Irish Cream Cream Puffs

| March 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

A St. Paddy’s Day treat fit for a classy leprechaun. Green for good luck. Stuffed with Irish Cream Cream for deliciousness.

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Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m not a big drinker, or a big fan of fratastic crowds, so when it comes to St. Patty’s Day, the thing I most look forward to isn’t all the block parties, or the cry for “Carbombs!” at the bar. Call me an old soul (or Debbie McDowner), but I would much rather indulge in a thick slice of warm Irish Soda Bread, inordinately slathered with sweet butter.

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Liquid Irish Luck

Liquid Irish Luck

| March 17, 2010 | 3 Comments

Homemade Irish Cream, revelry galore, and St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

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Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake

Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake

Now, I like to sip a fine measure of Irish whiskey, for sure, but when you need to make a whole tableful of people happy with just one glass, nothing beats this Chocolate Whiskey Cake. Serving it at a recent birthday potluck, the question everyone asked after one bite was, “How much whiskey is in this??” Only a cup’s worth for the entire generously-sized cake, but a liberal sprinkling after baking gives a potent warmth to every forkful.

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Bragiole for Saint Paddy’s Day

Bragiole for Saint Paddy’s Day

| March 19, 2009 | 3 Comments

So in honor of my father and grandmother, I made Italian gravy this week. I still can’t tell you how my family makes this dish, although I will tell you how I made the bragiole, using my grandmother’s method for sharing a recipe.

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Urban Homesteading: Patio Potato Farming

Urban Homesteading: Patio Potato Farming

It’s true, I’ll admit it: these are some ugly-looking potatoes. Back in December, though, they were sleek, alluring even, a pound or two of organic fingerlings that came as part of a mystery box of roots, tubers, and greens from Mariquita Farms. Somehow, though, they got muscled to the back of the pantry by the 20 pounds of russets bought for holiday latke-making at the same time. By the time I could even think about eating potatoes again, my taters had only baby-making in mind.

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Beer Floats

| March 15, 2007 | 8 Comments

With a Mayor whose life appears to need the same kind of control his gel exerts over his hair, and killer frogs stalking Golden Gate Park, spring has fully come to San Francisco. To honor St. Patty’s Day, I had to write about my newest out-of-body experience: Guinness Floats. I know there’s a lot of […]

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