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green for St. Paddy's Day

I thought I would post a couple of green photos from Portovenere, Italy for St. Patrick's Day.

I know, you are probably thinking Irish green from Italy? Well, I've never been to Ireland so I don't have any green Ireland photos to share. I did find some green photos of Hawaii, Switzerland, and Italy, but ultimately decided on the photos below for the fun factor.

Lots and lots of olive oil. Yum!

And if you are looking for pesto, look now further! A Pestomat 24 hour machine!

stpaddysday2.gif Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Comments (16)


I love an Italian St. Paddy's! We are having corned beef panini!

A 24 hour pesto machine!? lol

Buona festa di San Patrizio!


I love the idea of a Pestomat - I have never seen this.


Fun and yum! Menehune

A pestomat! That's hilarious! Love the "24h"...just in case you get a craving in the middle of the night?!?

Luck of the Irish to you!

Hey - love your green photo - it's yellow for photohunt this week. I have made my yellow photo layout yesterday. :)

Have an inservice this morning. Had one on Monday afternoon. SO boring!

Your Italian Irish photos are so cool.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, cool photos! Love the 24-hour pesto machine! :) Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thanks everyone. Hope you all had a great day. I still can't get over the fact that there is a pestomat machine in Portovenere, and it is a real machine! I can't remember the cost now, but I don't think it was very much.


Girasoli, I love the way you've blended some Irish and Italian culture -- very well done!

The pestomat is mind-boggling, now I'm dying to try one and see how it is!


I want a Pestomat machine...

I ate a big bowl of pasta and pesto last night... Didn't even think of the St. Pat's connection!



Girosoli, tell us more about the pestomat. i've never seen one in all my times in Italy. Did you try it out?

sandra, you know me. Always finding a way to include Italy and Italian culture :)

dana, yum!! I am soooo jealous! I really really miss good pesto! Wouldn't that be fun to have pestomats in every city?

Jane, this is the only pestomat I have seen. I did a double take when I first walked by it. There are jars of pesto on the 12 shelves. I am pretty sure the pesto is all the same. It cost 10 euros (at the time I was there in 2006) for a jar of pesto. You put the money in, push that red button, and voila! Instant jar of pesto. I didn't buy any because I was staying in a hotel (so no way of making a dinner with the pesto) and I was going to Saluzzo and then Torino before heading back home (so no way of keeping the pesto).

Barb Cabot:

This is a nice little surprise twist on the st. Paddys day theme. Love any reason to see photos of italian life. Great.


Fun post. I would love to have a Pestomat nearby!

Barb, just how I feel :)

sheri, that would be so cool to have a pestomat nearby. I would be a regular customer.

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