Or, “early spring” if you want to be all technical about it 🙂
Spring doesn’t start officially for one more week, but asparagus is already making its appearance. It will be out in full force soon, and I’ll start buying it when the price goes down to something normal.
Then I buy it all the time at the market, seriously, I cannot get enough of asparagus in the spring, since I can only get it at this time of year. I use it in pasta, omelettes, and stir frys, and I roast it (delicious), but often I just steam it and eat it plain. When it’s fresh and in-season that’s all it needs.
The weather here in Torino has been warming up considerably, it seems that spring is finally around the corner. Though I may be speaking too soon. Back in Philadelphia it was really warm for a week and then it snowed and they’re expecting more snow today.
I remember the feeling of being ready for spring after a long winter but having to wait for the snow to melt. The last few winters in Torino on the other hand have been mild, with barely any snow whatsoever.
The other day I was walking downtown and it was so warm I took my coat off and walked around in the sunshine in short sleeves. I noticed I was the only one doing that. A few people had taken their coats off and were walking around in a sweater. But a lot of other people were wearing winter coats and even scarves.
I don’t get that. I was quite hot.
Back in the USA when I was in college and lived in a busy dorm, I used to look out the window in the morning and watch the people walking around outside in the quad and see how they were dressed in order to figure out what the weather was like, and then I dressed accordingly before I went outside.
I cannot do that in Italy.
But that will be my next post.
For now I wish everyone a Happy Pre-Spring and warm, sunny thoughts.