Spring is in the air, however, remnants of winter are too. In this transitional time of year, you may be eager for warmer days but also have a fridge filled with winter ingredients. This in-between stage may feel confusing, but it’s actually a great time to experiment with the flavors of both seasons. Therefore, get out your fresh herbs and warming spices and try these recipes that will commemorate winter and usher in spring.
Pho is a Vietnamese soup that incorporates rich beef broth, fresh herbs, rice noodles, and slices of meat. As a warming soup, it’s perfect for chilly afternoons and also features bright herbs that celebrate spring. This recipe from The Forked Spoon offers an authentic recipe that involves making the broth from scratch, toasting spices, and incorporating thinly-sliced meat. It also offers a quick, less authentic method, that can be prepared in under 30 minutes. Traditionally, pho has been enjoyed at breakfast and serves as the perfect warming meal for a cold morning.
There’s nothing like celebrating warmer months with a Taco Tuesday. Frosty margaritas, fresh cilantro, and squeezes of lime perfectly embody feelings of spring. If you’re ready to break out the tortillas but still have winter produce in your fridge, try these pulled mushroom tacos from Epicurious. Oyster mushrooms are the star of the show here, and embrace winter spices like smoked paprika and bay leaves. Paired with lime, avocado, and cilantro, these tacos balance the warmth of winter cuisine with bright citrus.
Herb-Infused Strawberry Lemon Loaf
Don’t forget to leave room for dessert with this herbaceous strawberry lemon loaf from Epicurious. With juicy strawberries and a citrus finish, it dives into spring flavors with undertones of winter rosemary. Enjoy a slice with hot coffee in the morning or treat yourself on a warm afternoon with a cup of lemonade.
Along with cooking, another great way to get ready for spring is with a fun DIY project. Check out our recent post on projects you can tackle in your Lincoln apartment. Or, if you’re looking for a new home this spring, reach out to the Lincoln team today. We would be happy to arrange a tour of one of our many communities.