Eat In Season With This Early-Spring Menu

Make the most of your garden with these recipes.
Asparagus Spears Appear in Late Spring

Asparagus Spears Appear in Late Spring

Succulent asparagus spears appear only briefly in late spring, but once established, they crop for many years with very little maintenance.

©2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2011, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Let the season inspire your next meal by trying this seasonal spring menu:

AppetizerKale Chips

I’ve never cared for the taste of kale, but rumor has it these chips taste just like, well, chips. If that turns out to be true, I think the kale enthusiasts may have found another convert.

Nothing says “spring” like the taste of fennel, though it can be a tricky herb to grow with a relatively short opportunity for harvest. If fennel is available in your yard or farmer’s market, seize the day and make this dish!

Asparagus is a spring favorite. Good thing I love it almost every way imaginable: steamed, roasted, grilled. And, hello – crumbled with Parmesan-flavored topping? Sign me up.

Dessert: Rhubarb Parfait

What interested me most about this dish is that the rhubarb takes center stage. There’s no strawberry or other fruit, just…rhubarb!

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