Edit: Nope, I won't be celebrating those fun silly holidays. I will be attending my Grandpa's funeral on the East coast those days.
March 3 - Momo-no-Sekku (Peack Blossom Festival) (Japanese/Chinese)
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 11 - Daylight Savings
March 17 - St. Patty's
March 18 - Goddess of Fertility Day
March 20 - April 27th - Cherry Blossom Festival in DC
Seasonal food I will be buying:
- tastes like spring!
- full of Vitamins A, C and B6. Plus potassium.
- Its been considered an aphrodisiac since medieval times.
- King Louis XIV had a greenhouse just for growing asapargus
- King Louis XV used the same greenhouse to grow it's "love tips" to serve as a delicacy to Madame de Pompadour.
- Did you know these are actually the flower buds of a thistle.
- They've been cultivated since before the ancient Greeks and Romans.
- And to keep them moist when you store them, sprinkle with water and refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to 5 days.
- One of my favorite things to eat! Loaded with vitamin C and vitamin B6 - no wonder I crave it! It's also has an enzyme mixture that could reduce inflammation (currently being studied). And it contributes to fast recovery and to the digestive process.
- The enzymes are also great at breaking down proteins and therefore make for a good tenderizer.
- Did you know, if you want to speed up the ripening you can stand it upside down.
- And good for how you taste too ;)
- I've actually never cooked with rhubarb before. Hard to believe, I know. SO this is the month and the year to try it!
- I've never tried these either.... and I don't know how I will use it. But I will!
Goals I will be achieving:
I didn't do so great at my February goals. Quite possibly I did the very typical me thing to do and bit off more than I could chew.
The one I didn't achieve that I wish I had... getting to the gym.
I've actually cancelled my gym membership because between my illnesses and my work schedule I just wasn't making it happen. But the thing is - I know those excuses don't cover all my gym absences. Its just not worth spending the money on if I'm not committed to making it happen. UGH. I miss the days where working out came naturally.
So I'm going to try to make March more achievable...
- Do a work out video at home a minimum of twice a week.
- Take the dog for a walk every day (I'm kinda cheating, because I already do this.... )
- Take the dog for an extended walk every weekend
- Get spanish tapes from the library
- Take vitamins and medications every day, throughout the day as required.
- Work on my cross stitch
- Plant some seeds for the indoor garden