March, to me, is somewhat of a culinary gray zone. It’s not quite spring, but the cozy comfort foods of winter are starting to feel a little old. I’m craving fresh fruits and vegetables, bright greens, and crisp outdoor dining. Thanks to el nino, we’ve had an incredibly mild winter here in the great midwest and yesterday was an absolute treasure – 70 degrees and sunny! Now we just need the produce to catch up. Bring on the asparagus, pea greens, and early strawberries! And on that (heavily optimistic) note, here are our Good (Food) Reads for your Wednesday:
Are you a radish fan? I feel like they can be a divisive vegetable. I love them – especially raw, with fresh butter and sea salt on top. My dad eats them on buttered bread. Epicurious takes on That Time a Facebook Fan Changed Our Minds About Radishes.
Speaking of Spring…Easter is early this year. Have you planned your brunch menu yet? I’m really wanting to try this epic quiche with a hashbrown crust (yes, you read that right!) via Epicurious again.
On an entirely different note, spring means the arrival of Cold Press season (yes!!!) and I have subsequently realized that there is no cold press coffee emoji. The horror. Find out what other foodie emojis are missing in the new Unicode release.
These Bacon, Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders seem like the perfect feed a crowd type of food! I’m thinking they might be a great, portable baby meal for someone. Just add a salad and some fresh cookies!
And for those days when you need a little TLC, here’s a Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail via Broma Bakery.
An interesting read about “healthy” and what it means for our food via The Washington Post. I am trying to be a more informed consumer – less afraid of fat and more afraid of franken-foods. It’s hard and I’m still learning.
And finally, this just made me laugh. Because really, how hard is it to peel an orange?!?!
Here’s to a wonderful week and to spring – it’s almost here!