The Ides of March is traditionally a day we fear. “Beware the Ides of March.” The Ides of March are in the middle of march, and also the day Julius Caesar was assassinated. A soothsayer warned Julius to Beware of the Ides of March before he went to meet with the Senate the day he was murdered. He had several other omens pointing to tragedy that day, but ignored them all. The Ides of March mark the middle of the month, so it would be sometime between March 13th and the 16th.
However in modern times, the Ides of March means the first day of Spring is closely approaching. It means hope, re-birth and a new beginning, and hopefully an end to the bitter cold much of the nation has been undergoing. This year, the first day of Spring is March 20.
Here are some of our favorite Spring recipes to celebrate: