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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!
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And if you are looking for pesto, look now further! A Pestomat 24 hour machine!
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stpaddysday2.gif Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Comments (16)

Palma:

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

A 24 hour pesto machine!? lol

Buona festa di San Patrizio!

Marcia:

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

menehune:

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.

sandrac:

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!

dana:

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!

Dana

Jane:

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.

sheri:

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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