Go Green for St. Patrick's Day
By: Christian Gordun
Even if you’re not Irish, St. Patrick’s Day is arguably one of the most enjoyable holidays out there, with its winning combination of hearty food, tasty drink and dizzying array of green. Celebrate the day with recipes, crafts and regalia from some of our favorite websites.
For the degustation segment of this year’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration, we’re sending you straight to the high priestess of holiday cooking and baking – the indefatigable Martha Stewart. Her recipes for homemade corned beef with cabbage, variations on the classic Irish soda bread and Jameson infused cocktails will sate even the most particular Irishman.
At ShopIrish, the name says it all. This online destination for everything green has creative gifts for your favorite lads and lasses. Shamrock socks, light up flashing earrings and rompers for the littlest leprechauns will make Irish eyes smile. When you join the ShopIrish Buyer’s Club, you'll save 10% off all merchandise, plus you’ll receive free shipping for a year.
Toast to Luck
Let’s face it – St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without a pint or two of Guinness (and maybe a sip of Jameson for good luck). But, as we all know, alcohol can be killer on the waistline. That’s why we love Shape Magazine’s recipes for refreshing, low calorie cocktails to celebrate the holiday, so you can stay slim and party hard.
Craft with Kids
Get your kids in the spirit of the holiday with creative crafts and recipes from Spoonful.com, Disney’s whimsical lifestyle blog. Each project comes with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions that make assembly a breeze. Since spring is right around the corner, we love the Pot O’Green Planter.
Show Your Colors
We’re not sure how it happened, but St. Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with shirts adorned with witty sayings like “Kiss me I’m Irish” and “Peace, Love and Green Beer.” If you’re looking to get your green on, head to Zazzle.com, now offering a huge selection of festive regalia, from t-shirts to hats, along with mugs suitable for those compulsively drinkable Irish coffees.