If you didn’t know, Spring arrived yesterday and there are so many reason why we should all be very excited about that. Snow anyone? Ha! Not really funny for those of you still having old man winter hang around. Me, I’d be happy to welcome Spring if it wasn’t for a bout of the flu that has knocked me down the last few days. Yep, what I thought was a clean escape of surviving flu season without even a snipping of a symptom turned the other direction. So, I’m on day four of fever, sweats, coughing, aching, and trying not to be too upset over all the things I’m not getting done. WHAAA!!!! I WANT MY MOMMY!
Thank goodness for computers. I can lay in bed or lounge in my favorite chair and mustard up the energy to take care of a bit of business, keep updated on Facebook, post cat photos on Instagram, and send you this post. There is a saying, “no moss forms on a rolling stone”. My maiden name is Moss, so this has been a bit of creed, literally a part of my genes. Always needing to stay busy, a energy force constantly in motion so to have to sit or lay around for FOUR days is complete torture. Ask my husband, he will tell you I’m a complete crank pot and I’m not going to deny it.
You can bet I’ll be moving an shaking again soon and all gun-ho about rushing to the Farmers Market to pick up the first of Spring produce. I love the transition from winter root vegetables to all the fresh greens, fruits and herbs. Now that I live downtown, I’m super excited to be in walking distance of the Dallas Farmers Market. You can guarantee I’ll have more than my share of fresh produce on hand and sharing with YOU some fantastic recipes. Recipes that are always no fuss, no frills and fast!
In there interim, here is a handy dandy list of what’s in season now and one for late Spring too.
Asian Greens, Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Cilantro, Collard Greens, Dill, Fava Beans, Garlic Scapes, Green Onions, Fennel, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Oregano, Parsley, Parsnips, Radishes, Rosemary, Rutabaga, Sage, Spinach, Shallots, Snap/Snow Peas, Sorrel, Spinach, Thyme, Turnips, Watercress
Asparagus, Cling Peaches, Cucumbers, Early Onions, New Potatoes, Snap Peas, Strawberries, Early Tomatoes
What fresh produce are you most excited about for Spring? My buying tip it is to keep it local and organic if possible.
To good health – Kat