Just in time for St Patrick’s day: Potato Boxty (pancakes) with caramelized onions and cabbage. Pairs perfectly with a nice not-too-cold Guinness.
Fancy enough to serve at a party, but simple enough to take on an early spring picnic; this dungeness crab and asparagus salad features two ingredients that are at their best this time of year.
Peas are one of the first bits of green to “spring up”, and nothing lets them shine like a simple, creamy risotto.
Even here in the cold Northwest, arugula grows like a darn weed. Tasty, tasty weed. And it makes an AMAZING pesto. (Vegetarians and the squeamish should sub the anchovy for capers… though they are essential IMHO)