Typically, Mother Nature reveals herself one treasure at a time -- this year it is an explosion of near-simultaneous arrival. Every farmer is shaking his or her head, just wondering what lies ahead this season.
I really wanted to let the grapefruit flavor be, unabashedly, what it is: tangy, floral, sweet, and with a little bitter zing. What better way to let those qualities come out than to make a grapefruit sorbet?
In the northeast, we talk about field to fork in under 24 hours and can truly appreciate the enhanced flavor profile of freshly picked, quickly eaten produce. To eat oranges this fresh made the long trip out west even more rewarding.
Healthy choices allow us to remain positive and well. But healthy needn't mean deprivation or struggle. Through mindful eating we can choose seasonal foods that promote wellbeing and fully enjoy the depth of their flavors.
Here are some of the simplest, most satisfying, no-nonsense ways to turn asparagus and other fresh produce that will soon arrive into meals. Because it'll be too nice outside to worry about it too much.
This is the time to try new things and revisit old favorites with the spirit of the holidays backing up our every overindulgence. Luckily, there are plenty of unique opportunities to do so right here in the Denver area.