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"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin

transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic."~~By Adrienne Cook.~~

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Letter from the Publisher
March 2014

Bonnie Carroll

Dear Life Bites News Readers,

Celebrations of St. Patrick's Day, and all things Irish, including Parades and parties honoring the patron saint of Ireland will be a highlight in major United States cities, as well as Dublin, Ireland on March 17th. Below you will find a favorite St. Pat's Day recipe for corned beef and cabbage for enjoy at your 'wearing of the green' celebration dinner. New York, Boston and Chicago all feature great parades to celebrate this great day! Chicago dyes the river green.
 
 
This month is a time to honor excellence in entertainment following the Academy Awards Oscar presentations to honor excellence in entertainment. following the Oscar Awards Ceremony in Hollywood, the best of the best went home with that beautiful gold guy, and Wolfgang Puck once again created award winning faire for the crowd of hungry celebrities and dignitaries at the Governors Ball.

Don't miss additional coverage of this year's Oscar winners and luxury gifting suites, showcasing great products and charities. Culinary coup features the latest restaurant/chef news and new food & beverage events can be found in our travel section, along with destination news, and coverage of the 15th Annual Los Angeles Travel Show. Spa Baby takes a look at the Pre-Oscar fun from the spa at The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, and getting centered at Burke Williams Day Spa for Oscar night. Health Minded section is filled with health and beauty information.

See "Travel" page for information on an overnight train trip to Hearst Castle. Enjoy dinner the way guests of William Randolph Hearst would have May 2014. Private Train Car with Hearst Wines and a private tour of the Castle.www.colonialcraftsrailcar.com.

Oscar coverge glore is forthcoming in LBN with special focus on wonderful food and beverages savored during the special week. celebs dance the night away in Hollywood and Beverly Hills to celebrate another great year of magnificient film production. A great pre-St. Pat's Day event, supporting Breast Cancer will be lead by Barbara Ireland (fantastic Mom of Kathy Ireland) who will lead her annual "Run & Walk for Breast Cancer Research" on March 15 along the ocean in Santa Barbara, California. Go to www.ccsb.org to register. 

Thank you for joining us this month, and we hope you enjoy our "It's nice to be Irish" issue. We wish you happy travels in 2014. Join us next month for our health and food news from the Natural Products Show in Anaheim March 7-10. Please contact us with any questions regarding editorial requests or advertising rates.

Cordially,
Bonnie Carroll
Bonnie Carroll
Publisher/Editor

Or enjoy Stir-fry Cabbage with Mustard and Chives

by Amy Sherman

6 cups cabbage, cut into approximately 1 inch squares (about 1/2 head)

1/4 cup water

1/2 ActiFry spoon extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3 teaspoons chives, mustard

Whisk together the water, olive oil, mustard, sugar and salt. Place the cabbage in the ActiFryand drizzle the sauce on top. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender-crisp. Top with minced chives.

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