Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Takin' it Easy in the Springtime
As far as I'm concerned, this is the best time of year- foodwise. It feels as though we've left the heaviness of the winter behind us and have awoken to the lightness of new things- asparagus for example, and rhubarb, and of course, peas!
A simple springtime meal can consist of a plate of green asparagus, fresh from the market , grilled to perfection and drizzled with good olive oil and the slightest sprtiz of lemon juice. A succulent lamb chop on the side wouldn't hurt, but in all honesty, I'm fine with the asparagus alone. Perhaps a dessert made with rhubarb- a pie, if I don't mind spending some extra time in the kitchen, or a simple compote served over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Here is an example of one of my ridiculously easy springtime meals:
-pea soup with chives and fromage frais
-grilled lamb burgers
-a mixed salad tossed with a classic vinaigrette
-sliced crusty bread and good butter
-dessert: rhubarb compote with vanilla ice cream
Enjoy the spring!