I love asparagus and I can hardly wait until it is back in season!
Yes, I can smell spring in the air and my body is so craving all the amazing veggies that will be coming our way!
Does anyone else get excited about fresh veggies?
Winter veggies like squashes are nearing their end and the abundance of choices is about to fall upon us.
Salads filled with Belgian Endive, Snow Peas, Vidalia Onions, Swiss Chard, Spinach,Mustard Greens, and Butter Lettuce.
I know that you can purchase a lot of these veggies already but they are not fresh from the farms here in Ontario.
And yes it makes a difference.
There is nothing your body likes better than fresh grown.
Yes, a lot of the vegetables we consume here in the winter months are greenhouse house grown here in Ontario and that is wonderful.
But, there is nothing like the crunch of fresh vegetables and the aroma of all that goodness.
Apricots, Artichokes,Broccoli, Collard Greens, Fennel, Honeydew, Limes, Morel Mushrooms, Oranges, Purple Asparagus, Rhubarb and the list goes on.
The salads I can make, the desserts I can create the fish I can flavour, the side dishes for meats and poultries and the yummy, crunchy snacks!
I am in heaven just thinking about all the choices that are coming!
Just imagine, a fresh salad of spinach and red lettuce with fresh tomato, cucumber, avocado.
Throw in some fresh chunks of apples and pears and dress it all up with some balsamic vinegar and wow!
Filling and absolutely delicious!!
How about some steamed asparagus with fresh diced garlic as a side for steamed salmon dressed with a little lemon and sea salt?
Or pasta with olive oil, chunks of tomato, avocado, garlic and onion.
My mouth is watering just thinking about the possibilities!
Are you getting any ideas of your own?
My head is starting to spin with the joy of creating juicy colourful dishes this spring and summer.
Perhaps you are planning on planting some of these delicious foods in your own garden.
What a wonderful idea and if you need assistance, hit your nearest garden centre!
Growing and pick your own fruits and vegetables….nothing like it!
A skill you can also pass onto your children and the more you grow for yourself the less you have to buy so, money in your pocket and less time at the store.
Win – win!
So how are you feeling about asparagus now?
Ready to get your spring singing with all the choices coming your way?
To your health!