Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring has sprung?



OK, so it's the first day of spring and it's COLD. Anyhow, thought I would take a quick trip outside to take a look at what is popping through the ground. As you can see from the video, we do have some plants to look at and are moving full speed ahead with preparing the soil with spent coffee grounds. The starter seeds are still inside under the grow lights and will soon be moving out of the carriage house and to warmer climes. Once the soil starts to warm up, they'll get set up in the ground and off we'll go. This is such a great time of year for me. We've been working with root vegetables and braised meats for so many months that it is just awesome to start thinking about the first garlic chives, asparagus, morel mushrooms, fiddlehead ferns and so on. Please stay tuned for some of the amazing ideas we are kicking around regarding spring produce....Here's a teaser: Asparagus raviolis with morel mushrooms and ramps in a country ham broth....how does that sound?

2 comments:

Fiddlehead Fern said...

Your teaser is making me hungry! For people who aren't lucky enough to have wild produce growing in their yard, it's available online at MarxFoods.com.

Are you planning on publishing the recipe once you make it? I have my fingers crossed!

Chef Andrew Little said...

where are you located, fiddlehead fern? I'm not sure about posting the recipe, but if you come to the restaurant you can certainly try the finished dish. BTW, Marx Foods seems to have some nice products. I'd like to sample some of their offerings...