From Edible Columbus:
- Things to eat in the springtime in Ohio: asparagus, broccoli, breads, cabbage, carrots, cheeses, cilantro, collards, eggs, honey, kale, maple syrup, meats, milk, microgreens, mustard greens, peas, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, swiss chard, turnip greens
- “For a spring smoothie, blend a handful of fresh strawberries with a frozen banana, a tablespoon of chia seeds, and a handful of baby spinach.” (This would be wonderful with the addition of pineapple coconut juice) “Crisp snow or sugar-snap peas are great snacks and delicious in stir-fries. Whip up a peanut sauce with soy sauce, rice vinegar, fresh ginger, natural peanut butter, and a squirt of local honey. Add in snow peas, sliced red peppers, and carrots for a pop of color.” Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD
From How to Pick a Peach by Russ Parsons:
- “And therein lies the paradox of the strawberry. In its wild state, it is a highly seasonal, wildly flavorful fruit that is as fragile as a soap bubble. Yet in our passion for it, we managed to turn this dreamy berry into a year-round staple as resilient as Styrofoam and only a little more flavorful. It wasn’t too long ago that strawberries were a food you anticipated all through the winter and then gorged on in a brief frenzy that was a ritual of spring. Today it’s a year-round garnish, the parsley of the breakfast plate….And yet finding a berry with true flavor-the kind that stops you in your tracks when you taste it-just keeps getting harder…this is one case where the old “buy local; buy seasonal” mantra really pays off.” This year I really wanted to go strawberry picking at a local farm. In Ohio, strawberries usually start popping up in late May and into June.
- “When you’re happy, you don’t count the years.”