The ground is covered in snow and the wind is icy cold, but spring is here and I am going to enjoy it one way or another! One of my favourite things about spring is the food and fortunately, I don’t need to wait for sunshine and warm weather to indulge in fresh spring flavours…even if I can’t head outside to barbeque just yet!
Asparagus, rhubarb and spinach are just a few of the classic spring foods but my personal favourite spring flavour is maple syrup! Since trees are traditionally tapped right around the beginning of March, early spring is the time when many families indulge in their favourite maple recipes. And luckily for me, the Kraft What’s Cooking website had plenty of tasty ideas using this delicious Canadian concoction!
What I love about maple syrup is that even though it is sweet, it adds amazing flavour and complexity to savoury dishes. And since I was in the mood for fresh spring flavours, I decided to create the ultimate spring feast: Maple-Balsamic Salmon Fillets with Strawberry & Goat Cheese Salad! [Read more…]