Spring is Finally Here!
Never mind that the first day of Summer is in two days. Here in Paris, Spring has arrived, with sunny days, warm days, and sometimes even days that are both sunny AND warm! But most importantly, the Spring fruits and vegetables are here. Last week, we got zucchini, cucumbers, and strawberries.
I’ve already whipped up a quick zucchini and tomato pasta dish, and the strawberries are long gone, eaten sliced over granola for breakfast or yogurt for a light dessert. The cucumbers are the icky kind, but they’re still good for pickling.
Today, the fun continued with sweet, juicy cherries and delightfully fresh peas.
I’ve actually been hoping for peas since I found a recipe for a lovely salad in this month’s Martha Stewart Living. It involves not only peas, but also asparagus, spinach, new potatoes, and prosciutto. And now I have a perfect excuse to check out the new Italian deli I noticed just down the street. For the cherries, I’m thinking of more simple yogurt-based desserts, although if the Italian shop happens to have mascarpone or fresh ricotta, well, I don’t think I could really be blamed for using one of those instead of yogurt.
Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.