If you aren’t already a regular Farmers Market customer, May is the month to start, at least in North Carolina. May is the month that the local farmers’ bounty really start to show up, particularly what I look forward to most every year––the arrival of FRESH LOCAL STRAWBERRIES! Because here’s the thing. I no longer … More Meatless Monday: May Farmers Market Edition #1
I know I’m a couple of days late, but still… I hope everyone had a nice holiday. We certainly did. Easter is an unusual holiday for me because I don’t really have any specific food traditions around Easter dinner. Growing up, my family wasn’t religious, so Easter wasn’t a big deal other than the chocolate … More Happy (Belated) Easter!
One of my other favorite Spring holidays is the Spring Opening Day for the Farmers Market! While we are fortunate that a few key vendors at the Cary Downtown Farmers Marke continue to come every Saturday morning year-round, the official season is the first Saturday in April through the last Saturday before Thanksgiving in November. … More Farmers Market Spring Opening
As I explained in my post on Nowruz, the Persians/Iranians celebrate their New Year (held on March 20, the first day of Spring) for a full dozen days. On the 13th day, they conclude with a holiday called Sizdah Bedar. Also known as Nature’s Day, Sizdah Bedar literally means Thirteen Outdoor. It is supposed to … More Happy Sizdah Bedar!
Nowruz is the name for Persian or Iranian New Year! Since at least the time of the Zorastrians, the country we in the West called Persia, which we now call Iran (much closer to what the people living there called the country) celebrated the start of the new year on the first day of Spring. … More Happy Nowruz!
These are the remains of the scones that got devoured warm out of the oven before I took a picture of them. But they were a circle of eight pieces originally. This is the third of my recent posts about looking back over the past year. That is because last year on March 14, 2020, … More Happy Pi Day
Another day, another holiday! As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, this February the holidays are really packed together. Valentines Day came only two days after Lunar New Year, while the day after that is Presidents Day, and the day after that is Mardi Gras. Even for a heavy-duty celebrator like me, that’s a lot of … More Meatless Monday: Presidents Day/Mardi Gras Edition
Happy (post) Valentines Day everyone! I hope you had a day filled with love in all its many manifestations. I had a nice day, as well as a tangible example of a principle that I try to live by: what you give out comes back to you. Here is what happened. Usually I make a … More Love and What You Give Comes Back to You
Yesterday, I posted sometime I had mostly written the night before, the night of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I was focused then on I believed the meal reflected the inaugural theme of unity and how all the different parts or aspects of America are America.. After a day of reflection, I’m … More An All American Inaugural Dinner, Part 2
I’ve been pretty transfixed watching the inaugural activities today. If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you will know one of the highlights of the day for me was the incredible poem by Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate. I had high expectations, but she blasted past them by not only giving us … More An All-American Inauguration Dinner