February 2019

African Heritage and Health Week (1st week of February) / American Heart Month

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Sweet Potato & Zucchini Couscous
  • Jamaican Curry Chicken & Rice
  • Chef’ Special
  • SALAD OF THE MONTH: GP Classic Salad
  • DESSERT OF THE MONTH: Raspberry Malva Pudding and Vanilla Cream
  • Highlighted Item: RASPBERRY
    • All raspberries are not red! They come in all sorts of colors. Not all at once, but raspberries can be red, purple, gold or black in color. The gold ones are the sweetest variety, and very tasty.
    • Raspberries are ancient. They are thought to have been eaten since prehistoric times, but only began to be cultivated in England and France in about the 1600s.
    • Raspberries are deeply symbolic. No, you wouldn’t have thought it, would you. In some kinds of Christian art, the raspberry is the symbol for kindness. The red juice was thought of as the blood running through the heart, where kindness originates. In the Philippines, if you hang a raspberry cane from the outside of your house, evil spirits are supposed to be deterred. In Germany, too, raspberry canes would be tied to the horse’s body in the belief that it would calm them down. So much power in one gentle cane! Check out the article at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11761546/12-things-you-didnt-know-about-raspberries.html