Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The First Day of Spring
Tomorrow is the first day of spring. The wind is cold, and I cannot put away the winter jacket quite yet. But the sign of spring is everywhere! Thanks to the Daylight Saving Time, the sun shines definitely longer, for one. The buds of the mini-narcissus in my yard are getting bigger, its shade turning from green to white. They will be blooming soon. Closely followed by hyacinth and tulip. The Greenmarket is adding bright colors every time I pass by as more nursery keepers showing off their early blossoms.
The apple pie was the hands down favorite during the winter. But for the spring, I am baking Apple-Cranberry Coffee Cake. Apple is available almost year-round in the Greenmarket, so this cake stays in my repertoire any season of the year. However, this very moist, slightly tangy from dried cranberries cake just feels right for the arrival of spring.
Until rhubarb's in season, that is.