It is so amazing how mother nature can transform herself. As the temperatures heat up around the globe, many will behold the winter’s thaw nourish the lawns and other places. This is a sure sign that spring is here and some of us will be planting the vegetable and flower gardens.

When it comes to the culinary side of things, our palates also go through a great transformation (well, I can say so myself). It’s like a spring cleaning within. As a result, we tend to go a tad lighter in our choices. Although we may cook the hearty stews and other dishes, we tend to incorporate a few healthier ingredients.

That was on my mind when I purchased some fresh asparagus. They remind me of spring. I was elated to get same because the prices were quite reasonable. I fetched close to a pound for $1.90. I did a quick blanch of them and warmed a drizzle of olive oil and crush garlic in a skillet. Asparagus spears were then placed in pan under low heat for a  couple of minutes so as to absorb all the great flavors.

I served asparagus with Easter’s popular food item (eggs). I continued the healthy mode by poaching  two large eggs. Eggs were cooked to a perfect finish with soft yolks (the way I like it). After draining eggs on paper towel, I drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and black pepper taste.


Guys, it’s springtime! Happy spring!

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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