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!