Grist for the Mill Spring 2017
I’ve lived in Colorado for more than 30 years and am still amazed at how the change of seasons triggers distinct emotional and physical transformations in me. With the arrival of each spring my first innate urge is to organize and clean my home and office. I know it’s cliché, but there’s no denying it. Another overwhelming impulse is to improve upon my health by exercising and eating well. The third is to escape the cold and snow by hitting the road for lower elevations—warmer, drier weather and visions of green grass and spring blossoms. I have no such inclinations throughout the entire winter, but as soon as March rolls in I suddenly need to get organized, healthy and travel—what is up with that? It’s called spring fever, and we have plenty of stories and recipes in this issue to help alleviate—and enjoy—the symptoms. Savor the season!
Lisa Houston, Publisher