Forgive me readers for I have been MIA. It’s been two weeks since my last post.
Missed me? I’ve missed you all….figuratively and literally! I’ve been dealing with some family health issues for the last two weeks, so had no time for cooking, blogging or keeping up to speed with other posts, either. So sorry about that…some of my fellow bloggers are so prolific I may never catch up! Since I still haven’t had time to get back on my schedule of cooking or just fun eating in general, I’ve decided to give you an update on things I will hopefully be cooking from my garden within a few months and my quarterly commentary on a few things I love about the season at hand….Spring!
Yes, this is what more than a week of 85 degrees will do for a little spring garden…even one that doesn’t get sun. Amazing isn’t it? I never get tired of seeing seeds that you plant in the ground grow into plants. Our spring this year is an odd mixture of early and late spring all at once, in terms of weather and plants.
February bloomers are side by side with April flowers and trees. Nature in all her glory of rebirth. Here’s a little tour of what’s happening in my yard and in my neighborhood.
The baby blueberry bush I have out back that should have been transplanted in the winter is full of blossoms.
All the Dogwood and Cherry trees are in full bloom.
And now, here’s the list of a few (actually, there are a lot!) of my favorite things about spring to round out my first four seasons of blogging. I hope you’ll enjoy the images and check out some of the links!
So tell me, what are your favorite things about Spring?
Grilling and chilling
Spring vegetable salads
(Recipes coming soon!)
Asparagus and new potatoes
Iced herb tea
Azaleas, azaleas, and more azaleas!
The reopening of our deck
Blueberries and strawberries
Fresh fruit sorbet
Taking sunset rides in a covertible or t-top
Eating al fresco
The first of the Rosé wines
Dogwood and Cherry blossoms
Formula 1 racing begins
(Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend)
Dandelions and clover
Longer days and beautiful sunsets
Flowers, flowers and more flowers!
Drive Invasion at the Starlight Drive-In which starts April 4
Lemon-Thyme Penne with Chicken and Spring Vegetables
(recipe coming soon)
The new season of Mad Men March 25
(Trust me, I work in advertising.)