Things are warming up around here and I am so happy to see daffodils starting to bloom and grass turn green. I am not happy, however, to see a plethora of bunnies. I know, they’re cute and all, but they eat everything.
The most favorite treat seems to be the buds off the top of any bulb. Tulips stems without their tops are a sorry sight, indeed. There are many who love the sight of a cute little bunny munching away on their grass and but I am not one.
I do love other harbingers of the season, like beautiful green vegetables in the market. My favorite thing to make is a mess of sautéed spring vegetables with lots of garlic over pasta. I wait impatiently for fava beans, which take a little work to prepare but are so delicious they are worth it. They do not come into our markets until June, so I will have to content myself with asparagus, sugar snap peas and spring onions for now.
I slice the onions and sauté them in olive oil, add in the other vegetables, garlic and serve it over pasta. It is delicious and healthy, too! Pour a glass of red wine and dinner is ready!
Happy Spring! Joy