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Updated on March 20, 2014

Green is Cool and Hip and Perfectly WONDERFUL! Hats off to St Patrick's Day or ANY Day!

I love eating green things.. veggies mainly of course, unless you have seen a green cow walking around that gives off some green milk. Have you? No you say? Humm imagine that!

I love inventing and changing recipes to suit me so I am going o list of few of our green vegetable friends first and then lets see what we.. Wait WE? I mean "I" can do with them. My mother in law was watching me make cookies once and noticed I don't really measure all that much. I cook like I paint .. I am an artist... I do it by feeling. With vegetables it is pretty hard to mess up...unlike cookies, which did in fact turn out as they always do.. lol.

This is NOT going to be in alphabetical order, I am just going to list them off the top of my head according through my own personal numminess filter. Well wait.. yes on second thought it will be in alphabetical order but still according to numminess cause I adore veggies and II confess to LOVING the taste of green.

Saint Patrick's Day is gonna be grand!!

btw, one of the zillion reasons to eat green? As we all know it is very healthy!



Baby Bok Choy

Beet Greens


Brussels Sprouts

Dried Green Peas

Green Beans

Green Peas


Green Beans

OK.. that is a pretty good list in my mind, so on to some recipe creations. How fun this is going to be1 Hey where is my St Patrick's Hat? I need a hat to cook with. Well more of dressing up later.. smile.

Ahhh the LUCK of the IRISH

#1 TURN ON THE MUSIC YouTube.. lets get this party started with a fun little drinkin' song!

A Biologist's St. Patrick's Day Song SO DARLING




Take a GREEN VEGGIE poll?

Do you like GREEN VEGGIES?

See results

"The Gardener" 5x7 watercolor sketch by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

"The Gardener" 5x7 watercolor sketch by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
"The Gardener" 5x7 watercolor sketch by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

St Patrick's Day Sayings, Toasts and Quotes on the FUN side

Irish Saying

There are many good reasons for drinking,

One has just entered my head.

If a man doesn't drink when he's living,

How in the hell can he drink when he's dead?

Irish Saying

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.

Charles M. Madigan

St. Patrick -- one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish.

St. Patrick's Day Toast

Here’s to a long life and a merry one.

A quick death and an easy one

A pretty girl and an honest one

A cold beer – and another one!

Irish Toast

It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money!

Irish Toast

May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband (or wife).

Irish Saying

There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.


If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick's Day you get what you want very much but haven't wished for. ~Patricia Lynch

With the frost he kindled fire;

Drove the snakes from brake and brier,

Hurling out the writhing brood

With the lightning of his rood.

~Edwin Markham

There's ne'er a mile in Ireland's Isle where the dirty vermin musters;

Where'er he put his dear forefoot he murdered them in clusters.

The toads went hop, the frogs went flop, slapdash into the water,

And the beasts committed suicide to save themselves from slaughter.

~Old Irish Song

When after the Winter alarmin',

The Spring steps in so charmin',

So fresh and arch

In the middle of March,

Wid her hand St. Patrick's arm on...

~Alfred Percival Graves

The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick - who was an Irishman only by adoption. ~Stephen Gwynn

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter

Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.

Poems and songs with pipes and drums

A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.

~Author Unknown

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth. ~Irish Saying

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. ~Author Unknown

Care for some delicious pasta?

For all pasta I like to replace regular pasta with quinoa pasta.. much healthier! It tastes no different, you kids will never know. Yup you will probably have to go to a health food store for it.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10

Total Time: 20

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 pound quinoa pasta
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup zucchini sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 2 tablespoons good quality pesto (or make it yourself)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil or butter


  1. Cook pasta until al dente as you stir fry the rest of the ingredients in olive oil (better for you) or butter.. your choice but do use "real" butter. First stir fry the mushrooms and snow peas till ever so slightly limp, remove from heat, then stir fly the rest. Next toss all veggies together with the pesto. Lastly, toss all with the cooked pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  2. NOTE I altered this recipe but the original recipe can be found at:
Cast your vote for Green Veggies and Green Pesto Pasta

Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche Anyone?

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20

Total Time: 45

Serves: 6-8

Green Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche

  • 1 ready prepared pie crust (or make your own but allow for more time of course)
  • 1 1/2 pound asparagus trimmed and cut in 1/2 inch pieces.
  • 1 med chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced into small bite size pieces portebella mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 "free range" chicken egges lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/8 cup fresh sliced basil (or 1/4 tsp dry)
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano (or 1/4 tsp dry)


  1. Bake pie crust according to directions. In a large skillet, saute the asparagus, onion and mushrooms in butter until asparagus is crisp-tender. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in asparagus mixture. Pour into crust. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the edge comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
  2. The original recipe that I adjusted to my own sense of numminess can be found at:

Split Peas Soup... sooo EASY and sooo HEALTHY

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 1- 1 1/2 hour

Serves: 4-6

EASY Split Pea Soup

  • 1/2 onion
  • chopped
  • 4 medium carrots
  • sliced
  • 6 - 10 cups vegetable broth or just plain water Start with 6 and add to as it cooks down
  • 4 diced garlic cloves. (I LOVE garlic
  • add less if you don't)
  • 1 bag split peas (approx 12 oz
  • Optional ham hock or ham bone
  • 2 tbls fresh tarrogon if you have it.. if not then don't let that stop you
  • make it w/o it.


  1. Put it all in a pot, bring to a boil and simmer about an hour or so.. could be a tad longer. Stir and check on it occasionally. This is cheap and so darn simple.. and of course good for you. serve with cornbread and salad.

Lovely green char

Lovely green char
Lovely green char

Swiss Char and Garlic.. so simple

Yikes.. "Swiss?" Well think if it a Irish.. lol

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10

Total Time: 15-18 min

Serves: 4


  • 6 Swiss Char leaves shop in 2 inch lengths keeping stems to the side
  • Garlic to taste.. I use about 4 diced but I am a HUGE fan
  • use less is you want.
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 tsp. tablespoon olive oil
  • Lemon juice to taste .. about 2 tsp (optional)
  • Several sprigs
  • loosly chop fresh tarragon leaves
  • toasted pinenuts or some other seed or nut of choice


  1. In frying pan saute in 1 tsp olive oil 1/8 cup pine nuts or other nuts of choice stirring constantly till lightly browned, and put to the side. Saute garlic in same pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil till tender. Add stems of char and saute till tender. Add char leaves that have been rinsed in water and are still wet. Toss then cover pan with with lid at med heat for appox 5 min. Top with nuts and serve.

Danny Boy and I Dream of Jeanie

Joan Baez ~not Irish but she sings a mean Danny Boy

This is he album that has the song on it as well as just the 2 song medley.

In honor of GREEN and the IRISH

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    • queenofduvetcover profile image

      queenofduvetcover 3 years ago

      Funny how I once hated green vegetables but now I love them!

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      I will have to try the split pea soup recipe. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      Happy St. Patricks Day!

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      mary lighthouse15 5 years ago

      Looking good recipes for St. Patrick's Day!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image

      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I'm going to be making split pea soup. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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      Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Swiss Char and Garlic looks delicious- and so easy! Congratulations on making the top 55 recipes for St. Patrick's Day. Blessed!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Came back to google +1 this gem.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      LOVE broccoli and these recipes . . congrats on making the monsterboard!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I had all the guests bring green food once for an Irish potluck dinner. Some were stumped by the idea. Now I would be able to refer them to your page.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      you reminded me to make my own st. paddy's quest. i love brocollis and all green and leafy veggies. they're healthy for us. blessings for this wonderful and delicious lens.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I do honestly think that my favorite vegies are indeed green! Happy St. Patty's Day to you!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I love green veggies too and you've shared quite a few great green recipes, thank you!