Springin' Into Season

9:35 PM Kari R. 4 Comments

Most of us are probably still affected by the horrible daylight savings time in which we’re all dragging since we’re minus one hour. But, today marks mid-March – aka we’re almost in full Spring bloom. I’ve seen some of the lovely flowers in the supermarket and the Farmer’s Markets are upon us.

Let’s be sure we take advantage of some of the seasonal fruits and veggies that are ripe and cheap. For Northern California, here is a listing of seasonal veggies. Next time you’re in the supermarket, be sure to look out for the following fruits and vegetables:

  • Beets (these unfortunate veggies are good all year round)
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts (I love grilling these and adding just a pinch of S&P – yum!)
  • Cauliflower
  • Kiwi (we’re catching the tail end of its season)
  • Mandarins (you can by a whole carton for a couple bucks)
  • Oranges
  • Squash (also the tail end of this one)

Also, check out here for tips on how to tell if your picking out a healthy fruit or vegetable.

Happy cooking!


  1. Love Cauliflower... have you ever made Mashed Cauliflower? Throw a head in boiling water for a couple minutes. Once tender, drain and throw in a blender with some OO, S & P. And perhaps a little garlic and butter. YUM!

  2. Actually that is a great dieting dish you've recommended.

    When mashed, cauliflower has a similar density to mashed potatoes - but instead of eating carbs, your filling up on the nutrients in the cauliflower such as vitamin C (three florets of cauliflower a day will provide you with 67% of your daily vitamin C requirement).

  3. I personally find beets a delight. If you don't like them try adding feta, lets face it everything taste good with cheese.