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Its Spring. What is your favorite spring food? 
 
Apr. 8, 2012 8:22 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2012 6:35 pm
I was thinking the other day, I really love the foods of spring, I think even more the a fresh tomato,( I know that carzy right?)  sliced with salt.
I love fresh mushrooms, fiddleheads and dandalion greens in a salad. Serve that with a lemon ice cream for dessert and Iced tea.
I asked my brother what his favorate was, and he likes fresh fish from the lake, fried mushrooms, and of course a beer.
I started to wonder what foods do others enjoy, in the spring. Maybe I can get a new idea or to.

So ladies and gentlemen, what are you favorite spring foods and how do you cook them?
 
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Apr. 8, 2012 11:35 am
For me, ASPARAGUS is my personal Spring favorite. STEAMED with a little butter or CREAM OF ASPARAGUS SOUP is also good [also, asparagus recipes for a QUICHE or RICE PILAF; AR has some good recipes!]…. I would like to try GRILLED asparagus, but it never lasts long enough when we buy it fresh. I used to have a co-worker who gave us tender, thick asparagus from her garden every year [Oh my! Sooooo good! Do not know which variety it was exactly]. I am considering putting in a rectangular ‘dedicated’ raised garden just for asparagus this year (it takes about 3 years to mature), and think my planting zone would be good to grow it here. We shall see! ~ BTW, I will also have to agree with your Spring choices of mushrooms and fresh lake fish! yum.
 
Apr. 8, 2012 11:44 am
Postscript: We are also fond of SNOW PEAS (stir fry comes to mind)... And, DH loves his radishes (for me, not quite so much, but love growing and picking them fresh from the garden!)... We have a very early Spring here. We grew up in the North when "Spring" was basically very short), so some veggies we can grow early here would be things like BROCCOLI.
 
Apr. 9, 2012 12:26 pm
Fresh asparagus- we pick our own from our 20 year old patch and it is SO GOOD! Ours started coming in about 10 days ago and we're picking about 1.5 pounds a day... So Sue- go with the dedicated garden- asparagus needs a permanent bed. We cut ours back in early March and spray the weeds, mow well around the bed and wait for the bounty to start springing up. :) Second choice- sweet, fresh, local strawberries- which will be starting in less than 2 weeks here... and will be gone by the beginning of June. Third choice- sugar snap peas, but I did not plant a garden yet this year... :(
 
Apr. 9, 2012 6:35 pm
i agree with previous posters, asparagus SCREAMS spring to me! we get vidiallia onions here in march, strawberries are early here and gone by early may, too warm for snow peas...wish it wasn't !
 
 
 
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