Saturday, April 23, 2011

Festive Spring Feasting

Wishing everyone a lovely Easter Day and a welcome to Spring (we're still waiting here in upstate New York for seasonal, sunny weather: a light dusting of snow when I woke up. Sigh).

If you still need some inspiration for your Spring feasting, here are some light and lovely menu ideas for your table:

Herbed Cream Cheese
Radish Dip
Cosmic Shrimp
Pea Salad in Endive Cups
Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta
Asparagus-Rice Salad with Lemongrass Gremolata
Salad with Asian Sesame-Ginger Dressing
Spring Vegetable Navarin
Mojito Cupcakes

These adorable rabbit photos come from a sweet 1930s children's book that we recently acquired in the bookshop, Harry Whittier Frees' "Four Little Bunnies".

I also have two announcements:

The winner of the Crunchmaster cracker coupon giveaway is Marshowl. Congratulations Marshowl! Please send me an email with your mailing address and I'll get these coupons out to you.

I also wanted to let people know about the Unbelievably Good recipe contest which Rudi's Gluten-Free Bakery is sponsoring from now until May 20, 2011. Participants are invited to submit their gluten-free story and a completely gluten-free recipe that includes one of Rudi's gluten-free products: Original, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin Breads, Multigrain Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls, and Original Pizza Crusts. For more details, check out the Rudi's GF Facebook page. There are some pretty fun prizes, including Williams-Sonoma gift cards, Rudi's products, and a trip to Boulder, Colorado for the three contest finalist.

1 comment:

Foodycat said...

We're having lovely weather - it's easier to see the point of Easter as a spring festival when you do have new life bursting out all over the garden! I hope you have a lovely day (even with snow...)