Today is the birthday of the Unconquered Sun, Sol Invictus, closely associated with Mithras. The sunshine is a good tribute this morning!
The word 'recipe' comes from Latin 'recipere' - 'take' as most Roman recipes start with 'Take.. ' and go on to list the ingredients.
'February' derives from the Latin word 'februum' meaning purification. People were getting ready for the new farming year.