Despite the social distancing, the masks, and all the other “inconveniences” of COVID, when May comes along, I cannot help but feel optimistic. The flowers, the fresh air, the rain and sun are all part of May and Mother Nature’s Magic. While October is my favorite month, May is a very close second. I love how the flowers blossom in rotation: first the crocuses, forsythia and daffodils, then the tulips and new green leaves on trees, and now the amazing azaleas. Let’s be optimistic while dealing with climate change and all the other issues that seem to be related.
May is also the time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which many consider a Mexican Holiday. But this is what the Internet reveals:
“… Cinco de Mayo is not an official Mexican holiday. It is celebrated more actively in some parts of the U.S. than in many parts of Mexico. The U.S. celebration of the holiday began in California in 1863 as an expression of solidarity with Mexico against the French.”
For me, this is an opportunity to share ideas for tortillas or tacos and to add color to your kitchen table. So in the next day or two I will post my ideas for this year’s Cinco de Mayo.
May is also National Osteoporosis Month and Mental Health Month, and I will be doing my ZOOM cooking class on these two topics on Friday, May 21st at 10:30 am est. I will post a link soon so you can join if you wish and will also post information from Save our Bones excellent website (www.saveourbones.com) and food & mental health information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://www.nami.org/About-Mental-Illness).
I am also adding a new category: P.I.C.: Product Information Corner, where I will introduce items that I use that I consider sustainable (like those I have posted on Back to the Future), including foods, cleaning products, personal body products, etc.
So May is a busy month, a transition from the winds of winter to the balmier days of spring into summer. I will still be wearing my mask and being careful to keep my body boosted with good foods, good sleep, and good connections. Make your May healthy & magical in your own way. ellensue