THINK SPRING! March 2017

I took this photo a couple of years ago when we were visiting our children in California. That’s where I am headed now so I am post-dating this to appear when I am on my way back. Hopefully, I will have an early spring in California and come back to slightly milder weather here, although we have had only one real snowstorm, so I cannot complain.

The first date in March that I feel is important is International Women’s Day on March 8th. Here is an excerpt from that might guide you in how you want to celebrate:

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women for their economic, political and social achievements. An effective Women’s Day was the 1975 Icelandic women’s strike which paved the way for the first female president in the world.

In some regions, the day lost its political flavor and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In other regions however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons.

So find something purple to wear that day and celebrate the 100th anniversary and ALL women!

Every year about this time I put an article about sprouts on my site. This year I have a slightly different article in that I interviewed a young woman named Kara who owns a microgreens farm called Bloom Microgreens very close to where my older daughter lives in San Luis Obispo. I interviewed Kara on my last trip to California and this seems like an appropriate time to post it in the next few days.

These two photos are from a demo I did on sprouting a couple of years ago.
When I post Bloom article, I plan to include some photos of Kara’s outdoor greenhouse farm.                                There are also recipes on her website you will be able to access. I found her mini-farm fascinating, compared it to the indoor sprouting operation I co-owned in the 1980s.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is also in March, I hope to have some recipes that include sprouts, as well as one that emphasizes adding more greens, both raw and cooked, to your recipes.  Here’s a picture of a salad using home-grown sprouts in a jar. Simple, economical, and ecological.






Finally, March is my 11th anniversary for posting on Menupause. I would love to receive more comments as to what else you might want to read about. I still have the desire to write on my blog-turned-website and hope you are still enjoying it. Happy Anniversary Menupause!



I posted this Daily Om before I left for California. I am writing this from California with the help and advice of my daughter-in-law Maura. She suggests that I post all new content on my Home Page and also in my categories. Thus, every time you log into, new articles will be featured chronologically. If you subscribe you are getting a ping each time I post, but if you are new to my website, you will see all te new posts each time you log in.

This will go into effect when I return to PA on March 1st. Updates as I develop this new way of posting. 

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