After a gorgeous day yesterday, and a sunny start this morning, it is now gray and rainy. Luckily I got the bulk of my yard-tidying accomplished before the rain – although I had grand delusions of much more mulching and trimming.
I’ve definitely turned to spring eating – I just don’t want heavy food anymore. Instead, I’m thinking salads. We don’t have a lot of local supplies, yet, but I am starting to see micro greens and pea shoots as a welcome garnish on dishes. As we wander through this season of transition, I’ve tried the following recipes which use pretty seasonal ingredients but feel lighter in taste:
(and, no photo but this dish was really delicious)
With the holidays coming up, I think I may back-track a little on my (lighter) spring eating so I can try some new recipes and enjoy some old favorites.
Someone was thinking what I’ve been thinking – I’m definitely trying this recipe for Bacon Matzo Brei. I don’t think The Professor will mind this addition to our matzo brei tradition. I will also make Matzo Brittle (or matzo crack…). There will be nothing light about these Passover dishes.
I haven’t figured out my Easter eating, but it will include eggs. Perhaps I will try a twist on eggs benedict (here or here) or head back to spring eating with this delicious-sounding Asparagus with Eggs and Parmesan.
If you’re not up to cooking, you could just eat somewhere in town.
Poached eggs over avocado at Bonfiglio & Bread – I still do not tire of this dish.
Or perhaps a simple hard-boiled egg and gougere at Swallow?
Obviously I’m into eggs.
There are some interesting goings-on over the next month, in case you get tired of gardening or eating:
Saturday April 12 – Chocolate tasting of (Hudson local) Christopher Norman Chocolates, and wine from Fairview Wines at Verdigris Tea & Chocolate Bar, located at Warren & 2nd in Hudson NY. 5pm – 7pm. Taste.
Saturday April 12 – Dine/Art Gallery Stroll on Warren Street below 3rd Street. Wander and enjoy art and tastes. 5pm – 8pm. Taste again.
Saturday April 19 – ThinkFOOD Conference: Culture / Studies / Sourcing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington MA. 9:30am – 3pm. Think.
Saturday April 26 or May 3? – Opening of Hudson Valley Distillers. Applejack and vodka and (eventually) more! Check it out on Route 9 just south of Clermont. Tasting room hours to be announced. Thirst.
Saturday April 26 and Sunday April 27 – TAP New York, a craft beer and food festival happens at Hunter Mountain in the Catskills. 1pm – 5pm on Saturday and 12pm – 4pm on Sunday. Thirst again.
It’s still raining. I’m just going to keep repeating: April Shower = May Flowers, April Shower = May Flowers, April Shower = May Flowers…