Thursday, March 13, 2008

Brief Intermission: Cheers!

I haven't abandoned my site here. I've just been feeling completely uninspired. You know, Spring is a wonderful time of year--flowers blooming, days getting longer, warmer weather--but I realize that every year I just hate early Spring when it comes to food. We're all sick to death of squash, potatoes, and roasts, but the Spring food isn't really ready yet. The beans and fruits and things you can get are all from Chile or Argentina, and the last of the Winter produce just looks sad. I've spent hours pouring over cookbooks looking for something to uplift me, but everything either speaks of short winter days and long winter nights (stews, roasts, soups) or shorts and t-shirt weather (salads, fresh fruits, summer tomatoes). Am I alone in the feeling that this is a somewhat lackluster, frustrating time of year, despite the promise of blossom and bounty to come?

I do have a recipe for zucchini fritters that I'll be posting about tomorrow (Friday) but until then, I'll leave you with with this image. You can enjoy it in early Spring, knowing that it's not the last scraping from the bottom of the produce barrel.

1 comment:

mimi said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I couldn't bring myself to buy the sad oranges this week -- can't wait till strawberries are here!