February 14, 2010 Begins The Year of the Tiger

Gung Hay Fat Choy

(Best wishes and Congratulations.

Have a prosperous and good year.)

Did you know that oranges and tangerines are passed out freely during Chinese New Year as the words for tangerine and orange sound like luck and wealth, respectively.

Or, that Pomelo, the large ancestor of the grapefruit signifies abundance, as the Chinese word for pomelo sounds like the word for “to have.” They believe that eating Pumelo brings prosperity and good fortune.

I just finished eating the Pumelo I bought at the Farmers’ Market today. Bring on the Tiger. This Monkey is ready! If you haven’t eaten your Pumelo get out to the Farmers’ Market this weekend and buy some. You might look for some nice oranges and tangerines too.

May the Tiger bring you a prosperous and Happy New Year!


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