Even though for many of us there's a chill in the air, that doesn't mean that it's not Spring. You can warm up your heart and home with a Spring-themed meal like one that my mother recently made for the family.
A tremendous serving bowl of pappardelle with artichoke hearts, leeks, tomatoes and pesto brought the flavors of Spring into their house and warmed our spirits.
Meanwhile, we were reminded of good things to come with a salad of fresh herbs, lovely tomatoes and brilliant green castelvetrano olives (a veritable work of art).
Afterwards, a gorgeous vanilla pound cake (which smelled as heavenly as it looked), hinted at the flowers of spring with piped cherry blossoms atop a delicious sugar glaze. Just look at the work that went into that! Amazing!
It was, by the way, scrumptious! Served with whipped cream and fresh berries, we knew that it was the start of a season of many good things.