April 27, 2009

Spring Fever


As spring approches and the beautiful flowers begin to push through the ground we move into a new season of fruits and vegetables. Recently I was able to go to Washington and visit my family and made sure I took the time visit one of my favorite places in Seattle-  Pike Place Market.  If you have never been it is one place that should be on your list of places to visit.  It does not matter what the weather is like the market is always popular. You walk by a certin booth and your nose catches a scent that it is unfamiliar with, you see brightly colored flowers and taste fruit flavored pasta.  It is truly an event to remember.  Vendors will slice you off a sample of the apple they are holidng in their hand or you can dip a tasting stick into local flavored honey or jams.  It is the time where you can find asparagus, fava beans, peas, strawberries, and rubarb in season, just to name a few.  My suggestion find something you have never tried before or are less familiar with and experiment with it.  Ask friends for favorite recipes using that ingredient and try a few. You never know what you may discover.   Happy Cooking!!!!!


Mindy Johnson


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