Buds on trees, crocuses, tulips and daffodils standing at attention and best of all...glorious baby greens and rhubarb at the market...Ted Hutton and his farm always are my harbingers of Spring.
Here's what I scored today... that bunch of gorgeous purple baby mustard greens at the top of the post. They are almost too pretty to eat. Notice I said "almost".
The Hutton farm is famous around here for their unique vegetables and especially Asian ones like bok choy, above,
and these precious baby red bok choy that will taste delicious raw in a salad or quickly sauteed.
Naturally, Spring wouldn't be Spring without some ruby red rhubarb. Now I just have to figure out which way to fix it up. Rhubarb Crumble... a simple yoghurt with honey & rhubarb compote...or do I find the perfect recipe for a pie...no local strawberries though for my favorite - strawberry rhubarb pie. Hopefully the crops with overlap.
What's your favorite harbinger of Spring? I still haven't seen any fiddleheads at the market...my other favorite Spring food.