Hollywood Farmers Market.
What else does one need?
When I think about St. Patrick’s Day I think about a few things:
Why the Taster? His red hair and Irish blood of course!
This year, between my travels and his, we decided on a rather low-key celebration at home. On the plane ride home I was reading Vegetarian Times and found a few easy dishes that could be be quickly put together. Then I de-vegetarianized it by adding mini reubens. It had to be done.
On the Menu Tonight –
Salt & Vinegar Potato Bites – recipe via Vegetarian Times
Ploughman’s Platter – inspiration via Vegetarian Times
Rye Bread, Irish Butter, Irish Cheese, Pickles, English Mustard, Radishes and Carrots
Mini Cocktail Rye Bread Squares + Swiss Cheese + Sauerkraut + Shaved Corned Beef + Thousand Island Dressing
How are you celebrating St Patrick’s Day?
Here is a little history of what you’re celebrating. 🙂
Welcome to the crazy world of the Natural Products Expo West. There were many new and notable products – ranging from food, drink, body/cleaning products, supplements and crazy other products that aren’t even categorizable.
I must say that Expo is a completely different experience when walking the show rather than being at a booth.
(And I must admit that it was rather nice and much less stressful.)
Here are some of the Notable Products that I found:
Whew – that was a lot of eating. 🙂 I can’t wait to start seeing these products in stores. Hope you enjoyed my Expo West findings!
It’s National Potato Chip Day! Potato chips always get a really bad rap. And I just don’t always agree with it. I mean, most of the ingredient lists are really simple, containing very few, real ingredients. Yes, there is oil. But I’m really not scared of oil and a little fat. Especially if it is something really satisfying. 🙂
So today I want to share a recipe with you that is a family classic. It’s something we have EVERY Christmas (it really wouldn’t be Christmas without it) and always makes me think of my Grandma. This is her recipe, passed down to me through my Mom and Aunt and now I’m here to share it with you.
Whip cream cheese with a fork until smooth and fluffy. *This is a very important step!
Add lemon juice and whip again until smooth.
Add minced clams, Worcestershire sauce and mix, adding reserved clam juice to taste.
Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour and serve with potato chips.
Don’t be scared. As bizarre as it sounds, I promise it’s tasty. Just don’t blame me when moderation goes out the window. It really is hard to stop. 😉
TERRA Chips would also like to send you some of their Blues Potato chips! (The clam dip is completely optional 😉 ) TERRA Blues are grown at the La Joie Growers and have recently partnered with jetBlue – TERRA Blues will be served on every jetBlue flight! I like them because they are thick, crunchy and beautiful! You can also enter to win a vacation to Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa here.
To win the chips – leave a comment below telling me your favorite kind of chips! (If you like me on FB, follow me on twitter or subscribe to my blog you can have additional entries, just let me know.)
I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday!
Disclosure: Terra Chips sent me product to review. Opinions are my own.
Edited to Add: Congrats to #8 – Janetha of Meals & Moves! Please send me your mailing address: firstname.lastname@example.org