I feel like spring officially starts when I start cracking my kitchen window open…all day. You know what I’m talking about. That breeze that comes through when you’re standing at the sink all day long.
It first starts off a little chilly, and almost too cold you’re tempted to shut the window. But by the afternoon the breeze feels likes a welcome change.
And all the sounds and smells that come with that one open window. It’s as if a whole season of sensation comes rushing through that tiny cracked pane of glass. It’s for sure my marker of spring.
And this week, it happened. My kitchen window was cracked ALL DAY. It made me so happy.
So I suppose spring is here.
In honor of this glorious time of year, I’ve been working on some new dishes using some of my favorite spring ingredients; fresh shelled spring peas, and asparagus.