Spring vegetables, fruits, and herbs wake our taste buds and energize our spirits after winter. Many are also superfoods that help protect against heart disease, diabetes and its complications, and even cancer.
April's alliums and radishes have sprightly flavors. Asparagus, the most seasonal of vegetables, has a natural sweetness, while mushrooms have umami flavors -- earthy, meaty and satisfying. June's gentle days call for celebrating the simple pleasure of sweet strawberries. Learn how to make the most of spring's bounty. Read on.
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 8/12
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In junior high school, I'd gotten my hands on one of my father's old English books and read a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Great Stone Face". The story is based on the natural mountain/rock formation in New Hampshire of the same name (you can see an image of it on New Hampshire state quarters). In the story, there was a legend that the person whose face looked like The Great Stone Face would be "the...