March is when the natural world celebrates birth and renewal with a beautiful show. 2016 is Lindsay’s 100th birthday, too, so we’re rolling out the party all year long!
Spring is a great time to reflect on good habits and make a fresh start on any that might have fallen by the wayside. It’s also the perfect moment to sample recipes that spotlight the fresh, simple ingredients that make springtime special.
Keep it Simple… and Fresh!
After a winter full of heavy comfort food, we’re all ready to break out the lighter, brighter recipes that focus on the new flavors of the season.
Family brunch or weeknight supper? They both get an easy upgrade with this spectacular savory egg pie.
Pearls of pasta dressed up with Kalamata olives, fennel, and your choice of crisp green veggies.
Fresh noodles tossed with Italian-style ham and bright spring vegetables in a light, garlicky sauce.
A French chef’s delight: baby artichokes kissed with lemon, olives, thyme, and zesty feta cheese.
Loaded with savory flavors of olives, almonds, and Parmesan cheese, but oh-so-simple to make.
Special enough for a casual get-together with friends, but easy enough for a fun weekend snack.
Even if it’s still too cool to grill, your broiler can help you turn out this heart-healthy dish in a snap.
Salad’s Back in Season
There’s a time in the deepest part of winter when we fear we might never see green vegetables again. But—hooray!—it’s time for tender lettuces tossed with zesty dressing and a fun assortment of toppings fresh from the farm.
Pretty pink beets, bright orange citrus, and gorgeous green spinach in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Your favorite sandwich—bacon, lettuce, and tomato—finds a new home in a bowl drizzled with zippy blue cheese dressing.
This all-seasons riff on a summer classic lets you savor the flavors of August when the calendar still says spring.
Bring A Touch of Spring
We love exploring the world of Pinterest to find fun ways to add a touch of seasonal charm at home. Here are a few favorites from friends around the web:
Marbled Indigo Eggs
No bunny required for these stunningly swirled eggs, perfect for a spring centerpiece. And blue is just the beginning! (via Alice & Lois)
Bouquets Beyond Blooms
Mix other sorts of garden bounty in with cut flowers to make stunning arrangements that speak to springtime. (via The Wedding Chicks)
Sprout some easy-to-grow wheatgrass seeds for a decoration that goes from St. Paddy’s Day to Easter with ease. (via Country Girl Home)