Spring Asparagus Frittata

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

There are certain foods, when in season, I couldn’t possibly get my fill of. Summer’s juicy tomatoes, herbs, figs and tender greens; in autumn, pomegranates, pumpkins, peppers and persimmons — an alliterative season; hearty winter squash, beets and colorful citrus fruit during the winter months; and in spring, sweet snap peas, strawberries and asparagus.

This frittata, with thin asparagus, zucchini, fresh dill and sun-dried tomatoes, welcomes spring to the table, perfect as a light main or nourishing side.

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Green Quinoa Salad with Lemon and Pistachios

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

Tiny buds giving life to dormant trees, birds calling to one another in the morning sun, green seedlings peeking through dark garden soil — spring reignites a love of freshness and serves as a reminder of the speed and scarcity of nature. More so than any other season it draws me into the kitchen inspired anew.

Combinations are as many as the market’s delicate green and white and pink offerings, and I dream of a day when we can find (or grow our own!) spring artichokes, fava beans, ramps, fiddleheads, morels, rhubarb. For the time being, though, I’m happy to celebrate the lovely produce we do have.

Spring quinoa -- zucc asp mint

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Asparagus Ribbon Pizza with Ricotta and Lemon

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

Almost as soon as it arrives, the spring asparagus is gone. With knowledge of their fleeting presence, bowl after plate after slice featuring the tender green spears is all I seem to crave. Over the past few weeks, we’ve lingered over many such meals.

If you’re an Instagram follower you’re probably familiar with my #fridaynightpizza hashtag. Yes, we enjoy pizza once a week, preferably with a big glass of wine to accompany it. It’s almost too simple to blog about, but this pie was such a hit I had to share before the short-lived asparagus season comes to a close.

Asparagus pizza mise en place

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Hoarding Veg + Spicy Asparagus Pickles

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

This time of year my culinary dreams are filled with overflowing baskets of delicate green vegetables — peas, artichokes, fava beans, leeks, baby lettuces, garlic scapes, nettles and other wild greens and herbs.

The one vegetable that truly heralds spring’s arrival: asparagus.

Ice bath asparagus_HGN

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