St Patrick’s Day Parade

I intended to prepare the vegetable garden for the cool season vegetables of Spring this weekend. I was sidetracked.

A college friend, who lives In the Los Angeles area, was in North Carolina to visit his family in Fayetteville for the week. We all decided to go to the Raleigh St Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.

Early Saturday, I intended to turn the vegetable garden beds over and add compost, it didn’t happen. It was too chilly so I made a coconut buttermilk pound cake for everyone to have as a snack during the parade.


I cut the loaves to individual serving size and wrapped them in aluminum foil for easy transport.


It was yummy!


After the parade, Fayetteville Street was lined with food and trinket venders.


They were artist here and there such as these girls performing Irish dancing.


Cute dogs dressed up in their Irish gear.


Of course, every Irish pub had green beer!


Not that I was disavowing my Irish roots from the coast of North Carolina but I chose a margarita from El Rodeo in City Market as my drink of the day!


We had intended to walk over to The North Carolina Museum of Natural History’s Reptile and Amphibian day but never made it to the North side of downtown.

After walking the afternoon away downtown we settled at The Borough Restaurant where I enjoyed The Which Came First? Salad. Grilled marinated chicken and boiled egg on a bed of greens with a red wine vinaigrette dressing.


The weather was perfect: sunny with temps in the upper 60s!

Perfect !


Filed under General Gardening

8 responses to “St Patrick’s Day Parade

  1. The food looks very good 🙂


  2. a lovely salad to Enjoy after a long walk,…yes, please. 😊


  3. Fun day of festivities!


  4. kitchenriffs

    I’ve got my veggie beds ready to go, but the weather is still too cold. This might be a difficult growing season this year — we’ll see. Great looking pound cake, and looks like you had a swell time at the parade!


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