Spring has sprung. And oh it feels so good. It tastes great too, and the air is filled the heavenly scent of flowers in bloom. One of the best things about springtime is getting to experience nature when it’s most full of vital energy, even if the opportunity is brief. So why not highlight this most fleeting and frisky of seasons with a look at what makes it such a fun and beautiful time of year?
Here’s a teaser course of some of spring’s prettiest, tastiest and most splendidly fragrant moments.
These green and vitamin rich spears of deliciousness certainly have detractors. Fortunately for them the super healthy veggie has a short growing season and shelf life . For the rest of us though this means we must make the most of asparagus season to devour as much as is humanly possible before the freshest best spears disappear from the local markets and food shops. If you’re traveling to the UK during spring be sure to try English asparagus, considered to be the most flavorsome in Europe.
Are the cherry blossoms in bloom where you are? Lovely, aren’t they? Of course the best-known and most celebrated destinations to take in the vibrant display of cherry blossoms in bloom are Japan and Washington DC.
Ahh! There may be no more enchanting and heady an aroma than orange blossoms. For a perfume perfect scent of spring plan an escape to Seville in the south of Spain, Sicily in Italy, and any number of dreamy Mediterranean destinations.
This fruity tasting veggie treat adds a distinctively sweet tang to desserts during spring and early summer. In England, there’s even a Rhubarb Triangle in Yorkshire where the year’s first rhubarb harvest takes place by candlelight in forcing sheds for a result that’s believed to be a sweeter, tenderer stalk.
Mid-March to the end of May is tulip season in the Netherlands, where large swathes of agricultural land – and of course flower markets such as Amsterdam’s famous floating Bloemenmarkt – become patchworks of vivid color.
Lambs and Baby Animals
Welcome to the aw section of our feature. Across much of the world spring is the time many livestock and farm animals give birth. For a relaxing break guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, head to the countryside for lambs, ducklings, and all sorts of unbelievably cute baby animals.
What about you? What’s your favorite flavour, flower or fragrance of spring?