March 20 marks the Vernal Equinox, or the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. On the equinox, the sun will rise due east and set due west exactly twelve hours later marking the beginning of longer, warmer days to come! Each spring we like to start incorporating fresh ingredients into our meals, including these spring fruits and veggies:
Leeks – Leeks are in high season during the spring months and are fantastic additions to any savory egg dish with their mild, onion-like taste.
Asparagus – Thin, tender, sweet, crisp and at its best from March till May, these green veggies are a wonderful addition to quiche along with fresh leeks! We love this recipe for an asparagus, leek and gruyere quiche to include both spring veggies!
Mangoes – Mangoes are in season during the spring months in the warm weather climates where they are grown. You’ll start to see mango pop up in local grocery stores everywhere soon. We love to slice mango for breakfast at home, or include it in a healthy breakfast smoothie for days when we are on the run!
Strawberries – Strawberries are at their sweetest from April through July and we can’t get enough of these delightful and healthy berries! We love them in our Strawberry Crepes or topping a delicious Belgian Waffle!
If you are out for breakfast in Denver, be sure to stop on in and try one of our breakfast dishes featuring fresh strawberries. Happy Spring Denver!