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During the month of Ramadan, observant Muslims perform daily fasts from dawn to dusk, only breaking the fast with a meal (usually a light one) after the sun sets.

Fasting is intended to cleanse the soul, allowing Muslims to turn their attention inward, toward charity work and prayer, and away from material things.

Green Pozole with Chicken for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s defeat of the French army in a battle on that date ‚Äî May 5 ‚Äî in 1862. The holiday also happens to coincide with the start of the season for fresh tomatillos. Green Pozole with Chicken, a traditional, stew-y Mexican soup ‚Äî based on a tomatillo salsa ‚Äî is the perfect dish for the occasion.

Strawberries Baked Alaska is relatively simple to prepare

This recipe celebrates one of the first and sweetest harbingers of spring: local strawberries. Sure, the supermarket offers strawberries all year ‘round, but the gems that are grown locally and show up in season boast way more flavour than their cousins from the other side of the world. What you’re looking for is a bright red colour from stem to tip.