Favorites List – March/April 2014
Here are some of my favorite foods to eat and things to do.
The most favorite thing for me, starting in the month of March is spring!
What I love about spring – it’s like a summer tease! I love sunshine and warm weather, so with spring I get both without the heat of summer.
Here are some Fun Facts about spring:
- In spring, the Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather that causes plants to bring forth new growth.
- The first spring flowers are typically daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris and lilacs.
- Spring fever is not just a myth – the body may experience physiological changes due to changes in diet, hormone production and temperature.
and a really cool poem about spring…
Now on to food…
It is artichoke season, yay! I have fond memories of eating artichokes as a child, peeling those leaves one after the other anticipating the artichoke heart. Besides being absolutely delicious, one large artichoke contains only 25 calories, no fat, 170 milligrams of potassium, and is a good source of vitamin C, folate, magnesium and dietary fiber.
Artichokes are in season March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.
Read “How to Cook and Eat an Artichoke” from SimplyRecipes.com
Like I mentioned in my Favorite List from February, I have a passion for creating art! I have created two of soon to be four pieces of art from recycled metal, newspaper and acrylic paint! I am excited about these pieces and you can view them on Etsy here. I am working on two more for this four part series using recycled metal. My art is part of Re-Up Arts, which I started with a friend,where we create art using discarded materials. We also provide summer camps and after-school classes for kids to explore using and re-using the available resources around them to create “art with purpose.”
Well that’s it for now. What have you all been up to? What are some of your favorite things?