Today is the first day of Spring! It’s time to enjoy longer days, warm afternoons and the promise that summer is just around the corner. We’ve survived the worst weather of the year and it won’t be long until the markets are piled high with fresh local produce. Unfortunately, for people in northern regions the weather will continue to be unstable for a while. It can be warm and sunny one day only to be stormy and snowing the next. While this can be challenging as a cook, it also allows us some flexibility. We can still make hearty braises and stews or we might choose salads and lighter fare. Think of it as the best of both worlds.
Coming soon: new recipes using classic spring ingredients such as rhubarb, asparagus, ramps (wild leeks), cherries and strawberries (not all together, of course!). In the meantime, you can re-visit some of my favourites from last spring:
Bon Appetit and Enjoy!