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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is Here.

The sun is shining, the camellia blooms are blanketing the ground, and our hopes are high.  Easter is just around the corner, and everyone seems to be on spring break.

What will you do to celebrate Spring?
What special foods will you cook?

It has been raining hard here in the Northwest.  New onions and peas will be sprouting soon and we'll be cooking our special Easter dishes.

I have posted a traditional dish served at Easter, in my cooking blog called  Verdetto.
Coincidentally, the story I'm writing on my fiction blog has this dish listed as a conversation starter, a way for the narrator to reconnect to her past, and to open up to her husband.
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If you are curious, go check them,  and the easiest way is via my profile page.

Let's hope we can all watch the Blue Moon tonight. Happy Spring Break.
Happy Easter.

32 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

Supposed to be the Big Super Moon-oh I hope the skies clear so I can see it through my telescope!

I love weaving food with fiction - *smiling*

Brian Miller said...

cant wait to see the moon tonight...celebrating spring today by soaking in the rays with a bit of putting my hands in the dirt...

NormalToEatPB said...

i wish you were here cooking fo rme - yummy!

Eva Gallant said...

Nothing blossoming here, yet; about 50% of the ground is covered with snow!

potsoc said...

Nothing blossoming here either and easter? That is a month away as far as I'm concerned.
However tomorrow is sugar shack party with family and friends. Maybe Monday morning my sugar reading will be a bit higher than usual...but hey! that is a spring ritual not to be omitted.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Easter is so late this year, though!

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Ann Best said...

For celebration--I'm just happy spring is here. Yay!!

I'll now check out your story.

The Broad said...

Ahh Spring at long last. Come on Thermometer, move on up!!

Helen said...

I. A.M. O.F.F.I.C.I.A.L.L.Y.
jealous ......

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful sight to see all the petals on the ground. We are actually warming up here also.

Grandmother said...

The mimosas are blooming here- their beautiful fluffy yellow selves. Saw the big moon on the horizon tonight before it disappeared in the clouds.

An English Shepherd said...

Sounds nice :-)

becky said...

Happy Blue Moon...Super Moon. When I go out tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. for my moon walk, I'll step along in its fine company!!!

janis said...

The Camellias! So pretty. I have Crocuses, Daffadlls, Tulips, and Iris' starting to peak up. So exciting. Im sooooooooo ready♥
Cooking? hmmm one thing I want to do is accept a challenege from another Blogger said to grow at least one summer food. I havent gardened in so many years. However, Im thinking it would be smart & fun to try tomatoes, and strawberries..yummy!

Donna said...

It's already glowing here tonight...hope it is there too and bringing wonderful spring growth to your garden!!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Beautiful moon where I am this week - RV park on the Mississippi River. The camillias are beautiful in Natcheza and seem to be on the wane. They say the roses and magnolias will be here soon.

Rob-bear said...

Too cloudy here to catch the moon.

Hope your soggy north-western spring turns into a sunny Easter. We're still buried under several feet of snow.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Ooh, you are just the person to ask. I was wondering if you all have daffodils too? England has lots of camellias in bloom, daffodils too. Do you have both? XoL

Arkansas Patti said...

Oops, wasn't aware of your fiction blog. Will check it out.
Hoping for clear skies tonight. Saw absolutley nothing last night through the clouds. Maybe tonight

Ruth said...

The super moon was lovely, I hope you saw it in a clear sky. I just learned that Easter is always on the Sunday on or first after the full moon after the vernal equinox. I love learning something new!

Marguerite said...

The moon was beautiful and it was perfectly visible, here. We've had Spring weather for almost a month, now and everything is in full bloom. Such a lovely time of year. Enjoy!

rosaria said...

Crocus, daffodils, tulips, magnolias, almond, all in bloom. Actually, I've never seen so many early spring blooming as I see here with the first rays of sunshine peeking here and there.

That blue moon, however, kept itself hidden. I rely on friends to post pictures.

ds said...

No flowers yet, but I've promised myself a walk this afternoon.
How incredible was that moon!

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Love your blog! I'm thinking of so many ways to celebrate Spring - and will check out your cooking blog right away!

PurestGreen said...

Finally, spring! I have been going through a phase of wanting to eat coconut and mango all the time - a sign I need some sun! Here the buds are just starting to squeeze out. So happy for more light. Happy spring to you!

yaya said...

My crocus are up but that's about it...I'll take it though and I'm anxiously awaiting Easter, my favorite holiday! It's just great to say "it's Spring!"

Dawn said...

Lovely!
My spring party? I will be out x-country skiing...and trying to stay positive that spring may show up here...

Anonymous said...

Happy spring equinox!

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Gaston Studio said...

My hostas and ferns are sprouting so fast, I can almost watch them grow!

Due to thick clouds, didn't get to see the super moon rising, but when it got high enough, it was beautiful.

A Cuban In London said...

Spring's here and yes, I also saw the Big Super-Whooper Moon! One of my two favourite seasons is here (the other one is autumn).

Great post.

Greetings from London.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I learned a new, to me, word here in Tucson about the wonderful moon the other evening, perigee, meaning the closest it will be until 2079...loving the southwest desert this time of year. Glad the tsunami did not hit your way. Yes it looks like spring for you, here in Tucson I am soaking up all the sun I can after a long cold MN Winter/////////////////1