WELCOME SPRING! (AND WORLD WATER DAY)

March 21st, 2014 by The Watermelon Guy

picI can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to the start of spring. Here we are, about 24 hours into the new season, and I’ve already put winter FAR behind me.

I can appreciate the beauty of a fresh snowfall, but I’m just not a winter person. Plain and simple. I don’t like cold weather and, to add to that disdain, I don’t like wearing jackets (they always seem to be a burden when I reach my destination).

To celebrate the arrival of warm weather (and summer 90 days later!), I whipped up a watermelon and feta salad yesterday and inventoried my stockpile of spring and summer T-shirts.

I should also take a moment to remind everyone that tomorrow is World Water Day. The day is held each year on March 22 to raise awareness about the importance of freshwater globally and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year’s World Water Day focuses on the connection between water and energy.

Watermelon, of course, is 92 percent water. Although the energy at the heart of this year’s World Water Day is on a much larger level, watermelon, like almost any food, can give you energy on a personal level. Because it’s so high in water content, watermelon is one of the few foods that allows you to “eat your water.”

With that in mind, feel free to celebrate the arrival of spring AND World Water Day with a wedge of watermelon. Or, if you’re feeling particularly celebratory, maybe even some Watermelon Pad Thai.

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