Blogging Marathon# 27: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Seasonal Dishes – Spring Entree
Dish: Penne with Asparagus and Pistachio Pesto
Growing up in South India, the only seasons I knew were Summer and Rainy. There was winter, but it wasn’t ‘really’ winter by any standards. There was no seasonal cooking and I don’t think I even heard of such a thing while in India.
Living on the east coast of US for the past 12+ years, we enjoy (or not) all 4 seasons. My favorites being Spring and Fall. I especially like Spring and love seeing the little buds on the trees, the greenery and the nature waking up from long harsh winter. Spring makes me really happy, I guess it’s because I start to feel life around and it just gives me pure joy.
We start our 3rd week of our month long blogging marathon and the theme for next 8 days is “Seasonal dishes”. I’m planning to showcase dishes for all the 4 seasons we experience in our neck of woods. These dishes either use seasonal ingredients or are made during that season for various reasons.
I’m going to start with “Spring” because it’s my favorite and also because it IS finally Spring here. Here are some pictures from around my house. Don’t these look colorful and so beautiful!!
Today’s dish uses tender asparagus that are at their freshest best in Spring. This recipe is from Rachael Ray’s Show. This is a great pasta dish that is perfect for this time of the year and the pistachio pesto is oh-so tasty.