Monday, March 31, 2008

The Flowers are Blooming, Asparagus are on Sale, and a Spring Pasta Dish!

Today was the epitome of Spring in San Diego. Not a cloud in the sky. And flowers blooming like crazy! So I grabbed my camera and went on a *flower-walk* this afternoon. Here are some flowers that I spied on my walk...


Many people don't think of San Diego as desert, but you can tell by the photos that we do have some desert flowers that are native to our fair city.

Now- on to FOOD. Eager to make a Spring-like dinner, I scurried off to the store in search of asparagus for my chosen dish: Angel Hair Pasta with Spring Vegetables & Red Pepper- Tomato Sauce. Bargain in the produce department... Asparagus were only a buck ninety nine a pound! Yay!!

A great, fresh pasta that had *spring* written all over it. My son picked around all of the veggies, but he didn't seem to notice that I snuck veggies into the Red Pepper- Tomato Sauce. Hee hee hee.


We served it up with a good sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan and a good shake and grind of salt & pepper. It was a perfectly light dish for such a beautiful Spring day.

And to those of you who are still experience a bit of snowfall, may I send a little warm weather your way?

This recipe can be found HERE.

19 comments:

noble pig said...

Looks wonderful and the flowers are great...pretty soon it will be so hot we won't know what to do!

Karen said...

I love it! Sounds like our boys would get along great. It was beautiful in CA today!

AnticiPlate said...

This looks great! Asparagus on sale can put any girl in a good mood:)

Pixie said...

Bring on the warm weather and asparagus!

Lore said...

I love the looks of your veggie pasta!

Peter M said...

I luv the smaell of lilacs in spring and the red pepper sauce...I gotta make this!

Rosie said...

Oh Spring and flowers blooming sheer pleasure after dark winter day & nights. Wonderful photos of the flowers and a great looking pasta dish - you really know how to spoil us :)

Rosie x

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Just beautiful! The flowers are amazing! We still have a little ways to go before we can enjoy spring in all it's glory! And your recipe is fantastic! What a great use of the bounty!

Deborah said...

This dish does scream spring - I love it!

Lori Lynn said...

Beautiful flowers and the pasta dish is perfect for Spring! Such a pleasant light-hearted post!

Jenny said...

Wow, look at those gorgeous flowers! I can almost smell them from here!

I was just thinking about making an asparagus dish tonight! Your recipe looks delicious!

SaraLynn said...

Such beautiful flowers!!!
And the pasta dish sounds divine!!

Leah said...

You lucky duck -- asparagus was 4.99/lb at my favorite store this morning! I'm so burned out on winter vegetables that I bought it anyway, roasted it off with some olive oil and sea salt, and I'm serving it tonight with a delicious chicken marsala!

Thanks for leaving me that tip about the rechargeable batteries from Costco! I'll grab a pack next time I'm there.

mimi said...

i'm so jealous, it's still so cold and cloudy here in nyc! i'm still waiting for all the spring produce to arrive at the farmer's market! your pasta looks delish, i love asparagus.

HoneyB said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for giving me a glimpse of spring, we need it desperately up here!

I l-o-v-e asparagus! Thanks for the recipe!

Medena said...

Beautiful flowers!
Ah, yummy dish! Love pasta, love veggies, nothing to pick around ;)
I'm so jealous of your weather, it's been awful here in MI... Today, though, it's been sort of nice, but it started out @ 29 F. Brrr...

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your flower shots are beautiful! I'm really loving that pasta, though. Chipotles in adobo! It sounds terrific!

Marc @ norecipes said...

Looks tasty! I'm so ready for spring to be here, but alas it's still 45 degrees outside here in Manhattan :(

San Diego Florist said...

This post refreshes me and put me in a very good mood. What better sight to enjoy but blooming flowers. Keep sharing inspiring photos!

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