Harbingers of Spring

April 10, 2009

Those of us who live in the great Pacific Northwest have experienced one of the roughest winters ever recorded, with six (or seven?!?!) snowfalls, much lower-than-average temperatures, much higher-than-average precipitation levels, and high winds. April Fools’ Day played a trick on us all when snow fell in downtown Seattle (briefly) and the suburbs (where is actually accumulated). The sun finally appeared on April 7, and we are keeping fingers crossed that it will hang around for at least awhile.

The first fresh halibut of 2009 à la Braiden.

Meanwhile, for intrepid Pike Place Market-goers such as myself, the first signs of spring have (thankfully) at last finally begun to appear. Here’s some of the first-of-the-year fresh halibut from Pure Food Fish that I simply grilled with sea salt, shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-spice), and Tom Douglas Seattle Kitchen Seafood Rub.

Fresh cherry blossoms from the Pike Place Market are a harbinger of spring.

And here are some fragrant cherry blossoms, fresh from my favorite flower farmer in the Pike Place Market, Lita Mendez, co-owner with her husband John, of John & Lita’s Produce and Flowers.

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment