Even though the groundhog saw his shadow and threw us into 6 more weeks of winter, it's not too early to start preparing for spring. Most people love winter, the spicy scents, cold crisp air, and for most of us more time to spend with our families and people we love. Most treats are rich, contain many homey spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and decadent flavors like pumpkin and caramel. We also slowly move away from hot chocolate and holiday coffee to smoothies, lemonade, and frappucinos.
Spring on the other hand to me seems like a more playful time of year when everything starts blooming and brightening. The aromatic scents of flowers and the chirping of birds. The sun starts to shine and warms up but still has the light spring breeze...not to mention the allergies that comes along with it. Not quite summer: fruity and fun but spring has its bounties. Light refreshing flavors with the tangy sweetness of ripening fruit. We move into cakes and fruit baskets but not ice cream and watermelon cake yet. Spring is to most-a start to a new beginning and a breath of fresh air.