A Celebration of Spring
As the earth slowly warms up in the spring sun,
the first produce of the season makes its way into
air—and into our markets. What better way to
celebrate spring than to serve a meal that showcases
the sweet, delicate flavors of the new season. It’s
the start of a new round of fresh produce, and the
selection is outstanding—and good for you, too.
There’s no better flavor than the taste of fresh,
new spring vegetables like asparagus, peas, and potatoes.
Put them together and you also get a complex array
of nutrients. Young, fresh produce is especially high
in nutritional value, and our spring recipe ideas make
it easy to get a balanced meal that helps fuel your
body for summer action.
Visit your local produce vendor to see what’s
in store, and bring home the flavor of the season today.
Red Potatoes (about | recipes)
The fall harvest is still months away, but early potatoes
are available now—tiny, tender, and truly incredible!
Red potatoes have a place at every meal. They make
a great skillet breakfast, alongside eggs and bacon.
Quartered and fried, serve them alongside a lunch sandwich.
At dinner, simply boil, halve, and dust with dill for
an easy, delectable side to nearly every main course.
Red potatoes are not just tasty, their good for you,
too. They are high in vitamin C and potassium, and
are a good source of dietary fiber.
Asparagus (about | recipes)
The lovely asparagus is actually related to the lily—and
some creative brides actually carry asparagus in their
wedding bouquets! But it’s not all about appearances
for this incredibly nutritious vegetable. There are
few produce choices that rival this spring sensation
for vitamin and nutrient content. Asparagus is a source
of fiber, and a good source of vitamins A and C, as
well as folate. It also contains thiamin and vitamin
B6, and is one of nature’s richest sources of
rutin, a drug that strengthens capillary walls. Asparagus
is great steamed, or cooked for four or five minutes
in a skillet with a little boiling water in the bottom.
Add salt, lemon juice, herbs, or butter to show off
this veggie’s versatility.
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