The first day of spring this year wasn’t such an event. It’s felt like spring for weeks now. I’ve mentioned before that my daffodils bloomed in mid-February. They’re starting to die now. Still, I’m thrilled it’s spring. Little League has started. (It’s my son’s last year before he moves to the league above! Where has the time gone?) My garden is bursting with new growth. And, I just returned from a motorcycle ride with my husband – no jacket required.


I’ve got a few spring related pieces you might want to read this weekend – hopefully while sitting outside in the sun.


  • An early spring might seem like a great thing for farmers, but is that really the case? Grub Street spoke with some Philadelphia chefs who work closely with farms and asked How Will The Mild Winter Affect What We Eat This Spring?
  • Iowa students are heading to Washington, D.C. to help first lady Michelle Obama do the spring planting in one of my favorite gardens ever, the White House Kitchen Garden. Iowa Politics says that the students are joining those from several other states that have been invited by Mrs. Obama.
  • After taking a break from their video wine reviews for a while, Organic Wine Review has returned with their under two-minute fun, informative videos. One of their recent reviews is for Horse & Plough Sauvignon Blanc 2010, and their description of the wine makes it seem like a great wine to give a try if you’re someone like me who switches from reds in the cold weather to whites when it gets warmer.
  • My fellow food blogger here on MNN, Kimi, lets you know what’s on her spring food menu. Garlicky Wild Fiddlehead Ferns, anyone? Yes, please.


Enjoy your weekend!


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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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