Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day
Today my daughter and I went on our annual herb shopping expedition.
First though, we went to an Asian fusion restaurant, Mint, for lunch. The restaurant’s walls are emerald green, apropos of St. Patrick’s Day. Even the chopsticks are emerald green. I had Pad Thai with chicken, shrimp and tofu. My daughter had three kinds of basil on her shopping list, so, of course she ordered Basil Chicken. After a wonderful meal we headed to a nearby plant nursery.
I found the opal basil I was looking for. I love its dark purple leaves. It makes the most beautiful basil vinegar; it looks like rose wine. I got the last plant. I’ll have to root some for her herb garden when my opal basil gets bigger. My daughter found the two other basils she wanted.
We ended visiting four nurseries in all. We found everything except her lemon grass. I ordered some from Amazon on my iPhone when she came out of the last nursery empty-handed.
I am grateful for the time spent with my daughter, for the meal we shared and for our 2013 herb gardens.
Some months ago I saw a blue tassel toggle necklace in a catalog. For $690!!!!! I don’t wear blue and I wasn’t interested in spending that kind of money. I went to my rock shop and got a strand of peridots for $17. I already had the dainty toggle, the chain and the green silk. I knotted the peridots onto the silk and affixed them to the toggle. I made a tassel with more of the peridots and some fine GF chain.
I am tickled with how it came out.
I wore it to church this morning to pinch-proof myself on St. Patrick’s Day. To be extra sure to be pinch-proof I wore ankle-high green socks with my black pantsuit.