What a wonderful time of year to prepare delicious spring recipes fresh from the garden or local farmers’ markets!
Everyone knows what an unusually harsh and long winter we had this year! I can’t even believe it snowed in Colorado this week AND IN MAY! Even here in the South, it was unusually colder and for longer periods of time, with many freezing nights that damaged so many of my ‘southern weather only’ plants (such as gardenias)! So the warmer weather, longer days, and having flowers in bloom are just what we’ve been needing for our minds, bodies, and souls!
Spring just makes me happy!
Spring also brings some of the best, sweetest, most flavorful vegetables and fruit to use in our recipes. My family absolutely loves sweet peas and fresh asparagus, so those fresh spring ingredients have been exactly what I’ve been cooking with lately to stay fresh and in season for this Italian pasta dish: Farfalle with Asparagus, Peas and Pancetta in Cream Sauce.
You’ll love this!
And talk about easy?
Less than an hour and you’ve got this yumminess on the plate and table for your family and guests to “ooh”, “ahh” and “mmmm” over and certainly ask for more!