Got your green shirt out?
We all know that St. Patrick's Day is coming up (Monday, March 17), so you may not have your green garb out already, but it may be a good idea to get your celebratory recipes put into action.
From sweet to savory dishes and a special drink to top it off, we have you covered! Here is a look at food and drink recipes to celebrate the yearly Irish holiday, courtesy of TheKitchn.com:
Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and cook until the onions become soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, herbs, and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Stir until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the potatoes, beets, and another 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir everything together, cover the pan, and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until the beets are tender. Don't worry if the potatoes start to fall apart a little - they are meant to! As you stir, be sure to scrape the bottom of the pan every so often to work in the browned bits from the pan.
When the beets are tender, stir in the cabbage. Cover and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until the cabbage is wilted. Give the mash a taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
At this point, you can serve the mash right away or you can turn down the heat and let it simmer for as long as a half an hour. You can also take the mash off the heat completely and re-heat it when you're ready to serve.
Five minutes before you're ready to serve, crack the eggs around the circumference of the pan. Cover the pan and let the eggs poach for 5 minutes for runny yolks or 7 minutes for firm yolks. Scoop onto plates and serve.
There's nothing more timeless in the world of fashion than Chanel.
Get an up-close-and-personal-look at beautiful vintage accessories from the legendary high-end designer today and tomorrow (March 11-12) at Barbara/Jean, 7811 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock.
Pieces like the famous quilted shoulder bag and other beautiful handbags, as well as gorgeous gold jewelry, including studs, charm bracelets and necklaces, all emblazoned with the famous "CC" logo, will be available at the trunk show.
Stop by the store 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through tomorrow (March 12) to get a look at the beautiful pieces. Call (501) 227-0054 for more information about the special event!
The yearly music festival is changing things up a bit this year. Instead of announcing its full lineup all in one for its 2014 festival, they will be revealing three headline acts from the 2014 lineup every Tuesday this month.
Tuesday (March 11), the music festival announced horn-focused rock band Chicago, Canadian alternative-rock band Three Days Grace and country music singer-songwriter Lee Brice would grace the stages at Riverfest.
In the first announcement March 4, they announced country music legend Hank Williams Jr., hip-hop duo Salt-n-Pepa and rockers Buckcherry were a part of the lineup.
Tickets are already on sale here and half-price tickets will go on sale April 1. Online tickets are available for $35.00 for a 3-day admission. Children 10 years and under are admitted for free.
Get more information here.
Lace up those sneakers!
The Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) hosts its inaugural Downtown Dash 10K/5K this Saturday, March 15. The race, which includes a scenic course through downtown Little Rock, will begin at 8 a.m on Fourth Street between Scott and Cumberland.
In its 92nd year of service, proceeds from the event support the JLLR's seven community projects in Little Rock.
The Junior League recently adopted a four-prong, ten year strategic plan:
To register, click here or call (501) 375-5557. Registration is availabile through Thursday, March 13.
For more information on JLLR's projects and goals, click here.
Help kiddos have a chance to ride a bike while shopping and eating local at the Green Corner Corner Store & Soda Fountain this month.
Each month, customers at the store may choose to round up their total purchase to the nearest dollar and donate to a local nonprofit. And this month, the store, 1423 S. Main St., Ste. D, Little Rock, will be rounding up its change for Recycle Bikes for Kids, which takes donated kids bikes, fixes them up and gives them to kids who need them.
Get more information about the nonprofit here.
And as an added bonus, Loblolly Creamery, the store's soda fountain, will be serving up the Handlebar Crunch limited edition ice cream flavor -- a sweet cream ice cream with caramelized cranberry, pecan granola (gluten-free) and chocolate chunks-- all-month long. Half of the sales from that flavor will benefit the nonprofit.
The store will host a Fix-It and Donation Station event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29. Learn more about this cool nonprofit and get it on the action, yourself, by bringing your used kid's bike to donate, or bring your kid and get them a bike of their own.
For more information, call the store at (501) 374-1111.
The Arkansas Arts Center invites entries for its 56th Annual Delta Exhibition to be held June 27-Sept. 28 at the AAC, Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock.
It is open to all artists who live in or were born in one of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. One Grand Award will be given in the amount of $2,500, two Delta Awards will be given in the amount of $750 each and one Contemporaries Award will be given in the amount of $250.
Deadline to submit entries is April 17. View guidelines at www.arkarts.com.
Brian Rutenberg, an artist now living and working in New York City, will serve as juror. Rutenberg holds a B.A. from the College of Charleston and M.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
The 56th Annual Delta Exhibition has grown to encompass works in all media and is a showcase for the dynamic vision of the artists of the Mississippi Delta region. The diversity of their art reflects the region’s strong traditions of craftsmanship and observation, combined with an innovative use of materials and an experimental approach to subject matter.
For more information, click here or call (501) 396-0375.
This month, we’re talking about the hottest colors dominating home décor in and around Little Rock. To get the scoop, we reached out to Lindsey Binz, owner of Lindsey Binz Home Company and this year’s Platinum Service Award winner for best interior designer.
From paint to home accents, Binz shares how to successfully pull off the popular color trends of 2014.
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