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"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic." Adrienne Cook 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Letter from the Publisher
March 2018

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 to 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. The Fairmont Chateau Le Montebello is our Chef/Hotel feature this month.
 
February was the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and it the 2nd anniversary of my renowned kiss from award winning actor/musician Johnny Depp. This month brought some fantastic talent at the Grammy Awards, and it is now time to honor excellence in entertainment reporting on the Academy Awards Oscar presentations to honor excellence in film in Hollywood, where the best of the best go home with the golden guy. Once again we visited celebrity gifting suites presented by special event professionals at all the Best Beverly Hills Hotels. GBK at The Supery Tasting Salon was outstanding, as was seeing Gavin Keilly again. This should be such an exciting Oscar Party NIght - so many amazing films and nominees!

Check out celebrity photos and fun happenings from SBIFF and pre-Oscar parties this year. Culinary coup features the latest in restaurant/chef news, as well as a report on Doris Bergman's Valentine pre-Oscar Celebrity Event at Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood - Fantastic party! We have news on travel events in our travel section. Spa Baby takes a look at another amazing spa destination. Health Minded section features some supporting events for Alzheimers and Breast Cancer, including the Barbara Ireland Walk/Run for Cancer.

See BookBites for some wonderful new reads. So many great new cookbooks coming out this year. Enjoy the recipes below to celebrate St. Pat's Day with your family at home. So enjoyed an early St. Pat's party at La Arcadia Bistro with Willie and Trini Quinn who fed and entertained friends and patrons in support of Direct Relief who are helping Thomas Fire & Flood victims in Santa Barbara. Great job Willie & Trine - Love you!

See a beautiful poem on Ireland by my grand uncle John Walsh in our BookBites section. John wrote co-authored a book of poems while he was in a seminary, but later became a co-founder of the American Theatre Guild and co-founder of the first Catholic Motion Picture Company in Hollywood.

Happy March birthday wishes to my son Michael, and friend Christine Redlin. Hope you fish have a swimmingly fun and fantastic time!

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 2018. Join us next month for our health and food news from the Natural Products Show in Anaheim, as well as Los Angeles Trave Show with destinations and culinary treasures to enjoy. 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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