SPEARS OF SPRING
IN A PICKLE
The good people at Happy Pantry have taken one of our favorite flavors of spring, fresh green asparagus, and made it even better by soaking it in white wine vinegar, coriander and lemon. Pick up a jar of pickled spears at the Little Italy Mercato this Saturday. Those spears are delicious for snacking on on their own, and also make a great accompaniment to grilled salmon from the Bristol Bay Salmon Company or Poppa's Fresh Fish. We've even heard that they make a brilliant garnish for a classic bloody Mary!
Bring the empty jar back to Happy Pantry next week to save some money while helping to save the planet. They'll give you a dollar off on pickles for every jar you return If you like that idea, you can also bring your empty egg cartons back to Schaner and Swiss Mountain Farms, and Pudwill Farms will gladly refill your used berry baskets. Check out Gourmet Delights for refillable olive oil bottles. And watch for reusable shopping bag recycling coming next week to the Mercato.