I am so incredibly excited that it’s now officially spring. I was so excited yesterday I that forgot to even finish this post! Fear not, the weekly highlights from the web are here!
I really can’t complain. I was a little concerned about how bad winter in the Berkshires was going to be (I know…I’m from Maine…but I still hate winter), but this winter really wasn’t bad. Still, this week’s beautiful weather has allowed me to start walking into town again, stop turning on the heat in our apartment, open the windows and eat dinner outside. It’s wonderful.
Anyway, on to the links.
Highlights for March 14-20: Hooray for Spring!
In addition to the warm, sunny weather, one of the best things about spring is the availability of local produce. Local Harvest is a great site which allows you to find local sources of sustainably grown food. Yesterday I ventured out to Cricket Creek Farm to check out their local, fresh products. It was the perfect place to be on a spring day (who knew I’d be so into farms?).
If you’re interested in knowing where your food comes from, Where is My Milk From is definitely interesting. Now I know what those codes on milk cartons are for!
Serious Eats has a mouth-watering discussion thread: What spring foods are you looking forward to? Asparagus? Strawberries? Rhubarb? Yes, please.
If you don’t know what to do with all the exciting spring food, Food & Wine has over 100 recipes that use fresh spring produce.
It’s also springtime for chefs-what are chefs looking forward to cooking this spring?
Erin at $5 Dinners is awakening her garden. Brian and I (well, mostly I) are planning to do a little container garden on our balcony this year. I’m really excited!
Oh look, the Simple Dollar has something on container gardening! What timing!
Every Saturday, I choose a theme and highlight blog posts, websites and news articles from my Google Reader which I found interesting (and hope you do too!) If you want more reading, check out “What I’m Reading” on my sidebar.