TGIF! And that means we are linking up for the Friday Five, with three amazing DC area bloggers: Mary at Mar On the Run, Cynthia at You Signed Up For What?! and Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC. Feel free to join the fun with your own Friday Five post and be sure to visit and comment on the other blogs on the linkup!
Our topic for this week is Favorite Springtime Foods.
Fresh, in shortcake, plain or with cream, strawberries are spring’s most superb fruit. We don’t always get to pick them fresh, but we do when we can.
2. Silver Queen Corn
I can’t eat corn directly off the cob, but I slice off the kernels and can still enjoy. We either boil the ears in a mixture of water, milk and a little bit of sugar, or brush them with butter, sprinkle with pepper and salt and grill. Perfection.
3. Pasta Salads
There’s nothing more lovely than dining outside, with homemade pasta salad, full of fresh veggies and herbs and spices.
My favorites are cheese tortellini, tossed in pesto sauce and chilled, and al dente pasta with sliced cherry tomatoes, chunks of fresh mozzarella, kalamata olives, crushed garlic and olive oil.
4. Rita’s Frozen Custard
I’m pretty sure I mentioned this last week, but it’s worth repeating. I haven’t made it to Rita’s yet this season, but it’s coming. I can feel it.
5. Fresh Guacamole
I love sitting on the patio, with a mojito or margaritas and a huge bowl of guacamole.
I like mine chunky, with garlic, red onion, tomato, and corn. Add a splash of lime, pepper and salt and it’s heaven on tortillas (I’m one of those people who think cilantro tastes like soap: no, thank you).
And now I’m hungry.
What are your top five springtime foods?
How do you like your guacamole?
Answer in the comments or create your own Friday Five post and link up!
I love corn products like popcorn and corn for Tia rock Laurdoesn’t do much for me with one exception, I read on eat live on his blog I love about the glory of uncooked corn.
Karen North Carolina we have access to super fresh corn and leaving it on within a day or two of buying it from the farmers market is one of the greatest joys in life I’d highly recommend giving it a try.
Have a great weekend
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Oh, fresh corn is so good. And I absolutely love popcorn: air popped with some melted butter and salt. Sometimes, I go to the movies, just so I can have popcorn. So bad, but so good.
Christine @ We Run Disney says
I simply love strawberry season! We’re lucky to live in an area that grows them well so there are tons of local small farms/fields where you can pick your own. And I always forget how much I love pasta salad…it reminds me of swim meets since it was a popular snack. Have a great weekend!
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That’s so awesome. Plant City is a few hours away, and apparently they have tons of strawberry fields and a strawberry festival. I really want to check it out one of those days.
Good pasta salad is awesome.
Guacamole and margaritas go hand in hand. Perfect for a summer day!
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Maddie@Dixie Runs says
MMMMM guacamole… I make mine with cilantro, salt & lime juice. One of my favorite foods, I could eat it with a spoon!
It’s so delicious.
I love your choices esp the ice cream. Don’t like avocados, though.
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I never used to like them either. Then I had guac made tableside at a great Mexican restaurant and a love affair was born.
Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC says
i actually don’t love guac – something about the texture doesn’t work for me. but i’m down with the rest of your list! 🙂
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Oh, boo! It’s such a perfect snack!
Mary Beth Jackson says
3 & 5 are my favorites! I could eat it every week! Right now I can’t get enough strawberries- they have been in my smoothie every day this week! Happy Friday!
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Strawberries are so good. Between me and little man, we have a hard time keeping up with buying them!
Beth @ Bolting Butterfly says
I love Rita’s water ice and custard, the gelatos are the best! Fresh guacamole is great anytime!
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I do love the gelatos. Best of both worlds!
Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
I keep hearing about this Rita’s frozen custard! Must be amazing, since several bloggers have mentioned it!
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It’s really, really, really yummy. The ice is good too, but I prefer the frozen custard.
Jenny @ TurtleStride says
This Jersey girl LOVES corn on cob. I look forward to it every year! Sadly, there are no Rita’s anywhere near me. This was such a torture last week!
Also from Jersey. We used to buy corn from trucks on the side of the road. It was always so good.
Do you have Kohr Bros?
mojito or margaritas and a huge bowl of guacamole—yes please!!! i eat mine with plantain chips!
I never tried that! Thanks for the suggestion!
Alanna @ Madeleines & Marathons says
Yes, to all of these things! Yummy! I don’t think that I’ve ever had guacamole that I didn’t like. It’s even great plain with a little lemon juice, some salt and pepper.
Sometimes, it’s not as good as others. Maybe just missing a bit of seasoning or the avocados weren’t quite right. It happens, and it’s always very sad when it does.
Karen @karenlovestorun says
YES! to all of these foods…and now I am hungry :p
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This was a really bad post. The more I thought and the more I read, the hungrier I got!
Mmmmm fresh guac is one of my favorite things EVER. We have a lot of authentic Mexican restaurants and they have the best guacamole! I’m not sure what my favorite springtime foods are…I’ll have to think on that one!
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It’s just so yummy!
Favorite foods are always hard to choose. There are so many good ones.
Karen @ Fit in France says
I love avocados and guacamole. Just cut up onions, tomato and throw in some cilantro and I could eat the whole bowl.
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I am the same way. Sans cilantro.
Abby @ BackAtSquareZero says
For me spring food is all about Easter which is all about sweets:
Cadbury Creme Eggs
Mini Robins Eggs
and every other treat!!!
I am trying to be good and resist a bit this year.
I can’t manage the Cadbury Creme Eggs. Yolks skeeve me out, candy or no!
John (Daddy Runs a Lot) says
The difference in our climates is no more apparent than now — corn? That’s a summer food . . . eating corn now, in the spring? Seems sacrilege.
Though I’ll argue that guacamole is an “anytime” food, but that’s mostly because avocado doesn’t grow anywhere near me, so everything we have in the stores is from Mexico, where they can grow it year-round.
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LOL! I can’t help it! We are practically halfway through spring down here!