A St. Patrick's Day Picnic

March 12, 2012

There are many reasons to celebrate this Saturday: it's the weekend, it's St. Patrick's Day, and it's the beginning of spring. Dust off those baskets, those blankets, and those sunglasses -- and grab a few beers. You deserve a long, leisurely picnic out in the sun; an afternoon nap is optional, but recommended. 

Irish Brown Soda Bread by merrill

Irish Brown Soda Bread

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Smoked Ham with Pomegranate Molasses, Black Pepper and Mustard Glaze by TasteFood

Smoked Ham with Pomegranate Molasses



Potato Salad with Arugula and Dijon Vinaigrette by merrill

Potato Salad with Arugula


Northern Spy's Kale Salad by Genius Recipes

Northern Spy's Kale Salad


Sage-Candied Walnuts by cristinasciarra

Sage-Candied Walnuts


Fudgy Bourbon Balls by amanda

Fudgy Bourbon Balls


Mom's Flapjacks by Londonfoodieny

Mom's Flapjacks


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msitter March 12, 2012
Nice dishes and good for a picnic. But, what do any of them other than the Irish Soda Bread have to do with St. Patrick's Day?
Cristina S. March 12, 2012
Thanks so much for including my walnuts in this menu, but my name is spelled without an "h"!
Brette W. March 12, 2012
Many apologies -- fixing that now!
Cristina S. March 12, 2012
No worries :)
Nozlee S. March 12, 2012
That potato salad with arugula was in my rotation this summer -- I have to make it again!