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Old 03-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #11
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Not exactly a "dish" but just fresh strawberries, though in my neck of the woods they are not ready until early-mid June which is nearly summer time

As others have mentioned, asparagus is another one of my favorites.

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Old 03-31-2007, 04:25 AM   #12
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Sorry, I forgot about the drink part of the season.

A mint julep on the day of the Kentucky Derby is, perhaps, not the harbinger of Spring that the first robin is, but with the first sip of that drink I know that Winter is finally over. Also it is the day I decide if I will put some plants in the veggie garden or not - there is always the danger of a freeze.

Why I fret about the decision I just don't know. I always put some in and take my chances. Typically I lose.

Sorry ~ getting off topic.

I really do not like mint juleps. Ich, poo, spit. But by the first Saturday in May we have some of those infernal weeds popping up, and what else am I going to do with the stuff?

And if one does not take a swig or two of a julep, well, I don't kinow what horrors might confront us. So I take the leaves and make a couple of drinks.

I suppose it is just superstition, akin to eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day, or not walkng under a ladder, or the broken mirror thing. But I am convinced I keep us safe every Derby Day by imbibing the dreaded julep.

Someone has gotta do it.

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Old 03-31-2007, 05:07 AM   #13
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Oh wow, AuntDot you made me think of my favorite spring time drink, White Wine Sangria! mmmmmmmm!
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:29 AM   #14
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Grilled leg of lamb, fresh veggies from a farm stand. Vodka tonic
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:28 AM   #15
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In my neck of the woods, asparagus and morels will be coming up in a few weeks. Also baby anything ... lamb and veal come to mind. And I have a friend who loves mint juleps. I see the beginnings of my mint patch coming up. Yumm yummm.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:36 AM   #16
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BBQ'd anything, fresh sweet corn, tomatoes, asparagus and sweet onions - I always look forward to in the spring and summer. Can't wait !
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:40 AM   #17
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fresh spring veggies, and potato salad...
far as drinks I am good with iced tea, don't
drink alocholic beverages...
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:44 PM   #18
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Thumbs up Grilling!!

Now that the snow is cleared off the grill: Kabobs. The other night for dinner I made spicy orange chicken kabobs. When I went shopping last weekend I bought the ingredients for basil lemon shrimp kabobs. Or any other meals th at can be cooked on the grill. I have used my grill 7-8 times in the last week.

Accompanied by a glass of wine or a margarita is OK in my book. But if that is not available a nice tall glass of iced tea with a slice of lemon.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:51 AM   #19
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Sierra, I'm going to your house for dinner!
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:40 AM   #20
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Fresh green salad with spinach, baby greens, arugula, sliced strawberries and sweet tangerine sections with a splash of black fig vinegar (recipe is from an HEB cooking class that I took)--black fig vinegar is do die for and can be served over ice cream as well

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