Crack open the Templeton’s! Open the jar of cherries! Measure or don’t. Fill a glass with ice.
Better yet, eschew the ETOH and focus on serious cooking.
Why, it’s the time of year for white asparagus from Peru–$7.99 a pound @ Savenor’s, $3.99 at Whole Foods–that’s greenhouse grown, but which is a healthy attempt to replicate the thick, real things from Belgium, France, Germany, and Holland.
Or go for morels: $35 a pound at Russo’s, $49 a pound @ Savenor’s. Unfortunately, at those prices the fungi sit a long time and by the time you have them in your hands are a funny shade of black and are long past their prime.
Where does that leave us?
You’re best off with fava beans, green asparagus from Mexico or California, and a rainbow beet or two.
Protein? Did someone mention protein? There’s fresh tofu from local factories. Great chickens from D’Artaganan. And fish up the wazoo.
Spring is here!