Monday, April 21, 2008

Spring is in the Air

April brings the beginning of the spring season — a welcome change to many. As the weather warms up, look for some wonderful spring vegetables to liven up your meals. Here are a few delicious vegetables to look for this spring with some general tips on preparation:

  • Morel mushrooms — a flavorful mushroom great for sauces

  • Garden Peas — steam, stew or purée and use in a delicious spring soup

  • Snow Peas — steam or stir fry

  • Sugar Snap Peas — steam or stir fry

  • Asparagus — tender thin shoots are now available! Steam, blanch, sauté or stir fry.

  • Artichokes — roast, steam, boil or pressure cook

Try some of our wonderful recipes using these fresh and delicious vegetables:

Start your dinner off with an appetizer of Roasted Artichokes served with a flavorful Mustard Mayonnaise. Enjoy a colorful Rice Salad with Asparagus & Prosciutto, combining spring asparagus with basil, sweet peppers and salty proscuitto. Spring Vegetable Spaghetti, a wonderful fresh pasta, easy to make and absolutely delicious! Or try the Spring Roasted Salmon Salad, a delicious and hearty salad perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

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