Spring Ingredients

Christ is risen!

I fasted not only from certain foods and passions, I fasted from music. Music is a major soul uplifter for me, but during Great Lent I practiced going to and relying on God as the source to uplift my soul. I made little progress, if any, but its probably better something and late than none at all. As I am typing and writing, I am playing a range of Byzantine music (like Kabarnos) to sea shanties from “Fisherman’s Friends” to Nat King Cole’s “LOVE”. My mom will be visiting England very soon and I am slightly gently pushing her to see them at Port Isaac on Friday nights when she can with her beau. It is very uplifting for the soul, such as “Keep Hauling” or “No Hopers, Jokers, or Rogues”. If you need a pick me up, those are my go to that I suggest to start with and explore further what you like! I dream of myself being in a garden or forest foraging food kissing goodbye the city life when I hear these songs but thank God I am here at the same time. (Though I really would like to be away in a forest, cook with what I found, stare at birds singing or hear the waves of the river as I pray, and probably paint… just saying.)

Spring

Weather: typically warm 

Techniques: pan roast and other stove top methods 

Artichokes (peak: March-April)

Artichokes, Jerusalem 

Arugula

Asparagus: green, purple, white, (peak: April)

Avocado

Baby shoots 

Beans, fava (peak: April – June)

Beets

Blueberries 

Borage 

Boysenberries 

Carrots 

Cauliflower (peak: March)

Chard, Swiss 

Cherries 

Chervil 

Chicory 

Chives, garlic 

Cilantro

Cucumber 

Currants, red

Dandelion greens (peak: May – June)

Dill 

Endive, Belgian

Endive, curly

Escarole 

Fennel 

Fennel pollen

Fiddlehead ferns 

Garlic, green (peak: March)

Greens: salad, spring

Greens, collard

Greens, dandelion

Greens, mizuna

Greens, mustard

Jicama 

Leeks

Lemons, meyer 

Lettuces 

Lettuce, Lamb’s

Lettuce, oak leaf

Lettuce, romaine

(Lighter dishes)

Limes, key

Loquats 

Mache 

Mangoes 

Mint 

Miso, light 

Mizuna

Mushrooms, Chanterelle

Mushrooms, Morel (peak april)

Mushrooms, Shiitake 

Nettles 

Onions , spring 

Onions, Vidalia (peak May)

Oranges, blood

Oranges, navel (peak March)

Peas, (peak May)

Peas, english

Peas, Snow

Peas, Sugar snap peas 

Peas, sweet

Potatoes, new

Radishes 

Ramps 

Rhubarb 

Ramps (peak May)

Rhubarb (peak April)

Scallions (aka Green onions)

Shoots, garlic 

Shoots, pea

Sorrel (peak May) 

Spices, cooling white peppercorns 

Sprouts, daikon

Strawberries 

Tea, Green 

Tomatillos 

Tomatoes , heirloom

Wakame (seaweed)

Watercress

Zucchini blossoms 

Here are a few off y spring time photos in Central Park. When God shines, He shines! Look at these beauties blossom!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Teresa says:

    My Beautiful Most Carring Human Being for Earth and Animals and People .
    I can not express how proud I am of you , You really an Angel on Earth

    To be your Mother is most blessing i ever received .
    I love you so much , continue spreading Love and Kindness even if someone did you wrong , love them more .
    You know the Secret to Loving Life , never stop being who you are or what you do .
    Do what makes you happy and smile as you always do

    Your mom ❤️💚

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