We're actually getting a taste of spring in Georgia! After Ruthy shared her post yesterday, I remembered photos my daughter sent me the other day and thought I'd share them with you. I hope it'll give you a little ray of sunshine if you're still in the midst of winter.
We're starting to see trees blooming! And I noticed some daffodils the other day, too. I just love this time of year when we begin to see bits of color amidst the brown.
And I made a spring dish for lunch yesterday. Some wonderful spring vegetables are showing up and tasting at their peak!
I used to see recipes for fresh peas and wondered where to find them. I finally found them shelled and bagged at Publix Market! (Had to fish the bag out of the trash for a photo when I realized I wanted to share this recipe with y'all.) :)
I sautéed the fresh peas, sliced carrots and chopped asparagus in olive oil. Then I added some of the starchy pasta water to make it a bit saucy.
A quick note about buying asparagus. I've found that the grocery stores that display it standing up with the stems in water have the best asparagus. It stays fresher and is crisper when stored like that. So I suggest you check markets near you to find out if any of them use this method!
My veggies served over pasta. A quick, healthy, springy lunch!
Oh, and don't forget the Parmesan cheese. Yeah, that's pretty well smothered. Yum. :)
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