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Spring is like Summer's little sister.   It's nearly like summer, but on a smaller scale and with a personality all its own.   It can do nearly all the things summer can, but not quite.  And we're always glad to see it, because it means summer is not far behind.  

pink hydrangeas in front yard

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Spring is the time to dip your toe into summer:  plant the garden, set up the terrace, occasionally dine outside. But also to keep a foot in winter:  rainy days with a book by the fire, cashmere sweaters over summer dresses, driving with the top down and the seat heaters on. 

pink peonies in outdoor garden

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And it's time for big salads, full of spring-y ingredients and drinks at twilight in the garden.  

There are many spring recipes we love, but our favorite is a lovely bridge between winter and spring -- asparagus and radishes with a dollop of Burrata.

Bridge Season | Thoughts on Spring

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Jewels of the Spring Salad > 

Our favorite salad cookbook >

rosemary lemonade

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And a fresh herb-y lemonade.  We like this recipe with an herbed simple syrup that adds just a faint taste of mint, basil and dill.  Drink as it is, or add a splash of vodka if you're feeling like a cocktail.  The best of both worlds.

bouquet of flowers in yellow kitchen

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 Looking for more recipe ideas? Take a peek at these blog posts.

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March 01, 2022 — Laurie Furber
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