In Season Produce this Spring

Choose recipes that contain produce of the season! As the air becomes fragrant with warmth and vegetation in April, May, and early June, I like to think green. Some of my favorite choices include:

asparagus
spring peas
artichokes
zucchini
lettuce
swiss chard
spinach
kale
avacado
herbs

And of course, don’t forget to mix in your colors for nutrition and variety! Also seasonal during these months are:

onions
rhubarb
strawberries
lemons
limes
mangoes
pineapples

I just went to the farmers market on Wednesday and bought a lot of these things– fresh and local. I can’t wait to try a new recipe with my rhubarb! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Check out my Shaved Asparagus Salad that I made for a private dinner party. It’s my new spring staple! The recipe is complements of my sister in law, Jess, who also made this for our Easter family dinner. As for a word of advise, don’t compromise the real block of Parmigiano Reggiano DOCG with fake “Parmesan cheese” or you’ll offend me.

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