好像吃绿茶粉变的很popular，据说不仅对心血管疾病有好处，还有一定的减肥作用哩。有个同楼的同事告诉我，说她吃了绿茶粉精，对体重控制很有效。上网一查，好多绿茶蛋糕，绿茶酥饼的方子，今天赶个时髦，做了这个绿茶酥饼，非常香酥，饼很好吃。正好三月17号是 St. Patrick’s Day 应景了。
St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s greatest national holiday as well as a holy day. The date marks the anniversary of the death of the missionary who became the patron saint of Ireland. It is a happy holiday for the Irish wherever they may be. In Canada, Great Britain, Australia, the United States and New Zealand, it is widely celebrated but is not an official holiday. Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and, by association, the color green. Both Christians and non-Christians celebrate the secular version of the holiday by imbibing Irish drink (such as Irish stout, Irish whiskey or Irish cream) and attending parades.
It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century. At the age of sixteen, Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who were attacking his family’s estate. They transported him to Ireland where he spent six years in captivity. During this time, he worked as a shepherd, outdoors and away from people. Lonely and afraid, he turned to his religion for solace, becoming a devout Christian.
The longest-running Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Canada occurs each year in Montreal, Quebec. The parades have been held in continuity since 1824; however, St. Patrick’s Day itself has been celebrated in Montreal as far back as 1759 by Irish soldiers in the Montreal Garrison following the British conquest of New France. In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the date was observed as a public holiday until 1992, although the provincial government itself continues to observe it as a paid holiday for government employees. In any event, St. Patrick’s Day is still widely celebrated throughout the province. In the province of Manitoba, the Irish Association of Manitoba runs an annual three day festival of music and culture based around St Patrick’s Day. In the City of Toronto from 1919 to 1927, the Toronto Maple Leafs were known as the Toronto St. Patricks, wore green jerseys. In 1999 when the Leafs played on Hockey Night in Canada (national broadcast of the NHL) on St. Patrick’s Day, the Leafs wore the green St. Pats retro jersey. There is a large parade in the city’s downtown core that attracts over 100,000 spectators.
3：中筋面粉（All Purpose Flour）1又1/2杯（直接舀的面）240克。
1大匙=15毫升=1 Tablespoon，1茶匙=5毫升=1 Teaspoon。