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Sounds of Spring

07 Mar 2010, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

Do you hear that? The first birds have come out of hiding, and their gentle melodies offer a counterpoint to the drip, drip, drip of melting snow. That means we are almost to the end of what feels like the longest winter in history. Those first few 50-degree days are a vicious tease, however, because we know they aren’t yet here to stay.

My palate gets a little bit excited when this happens, as the yearning commences for the baby vegetables of spring, and the vivid hues of new flowers in bloom. And yet we must wait just a bit longer. Needless to say, I’m firing up the grill today, because I simply must have a taste of meat cooked on the fire to soothe my inner cavewoman.

What do you crave on a day like today? Is spring tickling your tongue? The other night I unabashedly ate 3 bowls of salad because the crunch compelled me to keep going back for more.

What meal do you most look forward to in the coming warmer days?

  • I have a hankering for a crawfish boil.

  • azuki, pea, and lentil sprouts. i become an addict as soon as it goes above 50 degrees.