As I write this, Russia has invaded Ukraine. adding to the misery, fear and uncertainty that’s been part of our lives all over the world.
Life is tough now. I send you strength and courage.
Strength and courage was the family maxim for Janet Reno and her sister Maggy Hurchalla. You know Janet Reno as U.S. Attorney General. You may not know Maggy, who was one of the Everglades’ most passionate advocates. They were all that as well as my grownup friends when I was little. They instilled in me a love and appreciation for Florida’s wild and natural beauty. They never treated me like a child, never coddled but always encouraged. They were fearless and sunny even when they had no right to be. They were and are my sheroes.
South Florida is fertile soil for sheroes. I’m so excited and proud President Biden has nominated Miami’s own Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court. I believe she’ll do this whole country proud.
She can’t do it alone. At this challenging time, we can all be heroes and sheroes. Call out repression. Nourish and protect your community.
March is Women’s History Month.
Now is our time to shine.
March 1 Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday Time for RBR
March 2 Ash Wednesday
March 13 Daylight Savings Time begins, the spring forward one my husband doesn’t like.
March 15 the Ides of March — a bad day for Julius Caesar, but, I hope, a good day for you, especially if you make this dish from de re Coquineria, one of the first known cookbooks.
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day — eat green
March 18 Holi strength and courage, yes, but also color and joy
I’ve got more virtual cooking classes through Miami Dade Public Library -coming in April. Stay tuned. Eat your broccoli.