I love Spring.  I mean really, who doesn’t? Everything is blooming, flowers and trees of the like.  The mood and the air changes from the darker, heavier days of winter and we begin to shed our layers, external and internal.  There’s a palpable shift in energy in our relationships, often our jobs, and of course the most glaringly obvious place (at least to me!), the farmer’s market.

With warmer temperatures comes a bevy of some very special seasonal produce.  These items have a tiny window of life – they thrive at their peak and then they’re off again until next Spring.

Before I know it these guys are gone from the markets, so this year I wanted myself, and my Bella Beauties, to be prepared for these vegetable gems to show up on weekend shopping trips. (more…) read more →