The seasonality of emotions!? I’m not sure what to call it but on days like today (in Oregon) after a wet winter, I simply cannot contain my joy and energy brought on by the sun and balmy temperatures. The arugula and mustard green seedlings are growing right before my eyes and with it my excitement for the season that’s upon us. And the promise of all that bare soil. . .
These are also the days when I have less patience to be in the kitchen. Luckily these days coincide with the emergence of leafy greens and other tender veggies that require very little cooking/prep time. This Spring Soup with green garlic, chives, parsley and frikeh (that I posted on this very day last year) fits into this category. Use tiny pasta or rice or any other grain instead of the frikeh.