It be Saint Paddy's Day,
So let us jig and be glad.
Come and join for tea with me and my lad.
I be a sweet lassie,
Who adores things quite classy,
But on this special day,
We will make things his way.
A very stout cuppa, not too frou-frou, you see,
For in Ireland, sweet darlin's, that's how things be.
If Twinings isn't your particular cup of tea,
Please enjoy a simple recipe to you from me.
A café of chocolate and crème de menthe,
On a wonderful journey, your taste buds will be sent.
Parsimonious Décor Darling Irish Mocha For Two
Two cups Kerig brewed mochas (I used Café Escapes)
For each cup:
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1/2 teaspoon crème de menthe
Green whipped cream to garnish
The first is by Irish singer Enya off of her album The Celts and is entitled "Scotland." Although the song is not Irish itself, I love the bagpipes combined with piano.
The second is entitled "The Wind That Shakes The Barley." It is an Irish ballad written by Robert Dwyer Joyce (1836–1883), a Limerick-born poet and professor of English literature. The song is written from the perspective of a doomed young Wexford rebel who is about to sacrifice his relationship with his loved one and plunge into the cauldron of violence associated with the 1798 rebellion in Ireland.
From my collection:
White plates and coffee mugs, Ralph Lauren Club Collection
All linen, green and white, HomeGoods
Shamrock adornments, The 99¢ Store