As we enjoy the last few days of spring, here are a few simple ideas you can try with what’s in season right now:
Why don’t you…
-Serve fresh cut-up strawberries mixed with a little sugar (a tablespoon or so) over your favourite ice cream?
-Slice some strawberries to top your favourite cereal?
-Toss some fresh asparagus (trim off woody ends) with a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and roast in the oven (@ 425 degrees for approximately 15 minutes)? To serve, finish with some salt and pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
-Stir-fry some cut up asparagus in a little bit of oil, a dash of soy sauce, some minced garlic and a spoonful of sesame oil? Sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds and serve with your favourite grilled teriyaki meats and some rice.
-Enjoy a nice crisp glass of champagne or sparkling wine with a bowl of fresh ripe strawberries? It’s a classic pairing.
-Slice some fresh basil leaves into slivers and toss with chunks of fresh mozzarella and a drizzle of good quality balsamic vinegar? Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Bon Appetit & Enjoy!