Spring is in full swing. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and food is sprouting up from the earth. Your friends at The Greenrock Property Management blog want to help you make the most of the seasonal ingredients available right now. Here are some recipes that highlight the best of the season’s bounty and are easy to prepare at home at Village Green.
Strawberries just make everything better. The colour, the aroma, the juicy sweetness. They’re great on their own or in a pie, but here’s a couple of ideas you may not have tried.
Fragola Pazzo (Crazy Strawberry)
As the name suggests, Fragola Pazzo is an Italian dessert may seem like a crazy combination — until you taste it. The balsamic vinegar, the chocolate and a the pepper come together in perfect harmony and bring out a flavour that is crazy delicious.
Strawberry Champagne Soup
This Strawberry Champagne Soup recipe is really more of a deliciously refreshing beverage. You can substitute the champagne with sparkling apple juice if you prefer. Try adding a sprig of fresh mint and lime juice if you want a bit of a flavour kick.
Known as a “superfood” because it packs such a nutritional punch. Spinach is chock full of vitamins K, A, B6 and C, as well as minerals like magnesium and folate. This dark, leafy green is a must have in spring time recipes. It’s available year round, but Springtime brings the brightest and most tender leaves.
Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Feta Dressing
This Wilted Spinach Salad with Warm Feta Dressing recipe is easy to prepare and simply delicious, this warm, creamy feta dressing will make you forget you’re eating healthy.
The weather is beautiful and warm, but sometimes you still need some comfort food. After a long day this easy-to-make Spinach Quiche really hits the spot. Try substituting ricotta or feta instead of cottage cheese, for a creamy and satisfying meal.
The celebrated asparagus stalk signals the arrival of Spring. It can be enjoyed grilled, roasted, stir-fried, in salads, and in primavera (which means “Spring”) pasta. You really can’t go wrong with asparagus. Here a few ways to use it that are sure to please.
Tempura is the classic Japanese appetizer — lightly breaded, fun to prepare. Serve this Asparagus Tempura with a spiced dipping sauce or teriyaki.
Asparagus Ravioli Pie
Making a meal to impress friends or family? Or maybe you just want to impress yourself? Try this Asparagus Ravioli Pie — what more do you need? The recipe calls for chicken stuffed ravioli, but pumpkin would be a sublime vegetarian substitute.
The Greenrock Property Management blog team hopes that these recipes add to the spring in your step this season. All the springtime ingredients you require are available just steps from your Village Green Apartment. The Loblaws flagship store at Maple Leaf Gardens (60 Carlton St.) is just a 5 minute walk away. It offers everything you could ever need, and more. Bon appetite!