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The First Day of Spring!


Nadia here, thinking about how I enjoyed the sun we had, in Seattle, a couple of days ago. Thinking about spring and how important this season is for all, especially Pies Boards And Books. The fresh fruits and veggies in season, along with new reasons to gather with the people in your life. Spring time can arguably be the best season of all...


The first day of spring, also known as the Vernal Equinox, is a time of renewal and rebirth. It marks the beginning of a new season and a new cycle of life. As the days get longer and the weather starts to warm up, people everywhere begin to emerge from their winter hibernation and embrace the beauty of spring.


Like last Sunday, a lot of people shopped at Pike Place Market. It was a clear day, no spring showers. Tourist walking around with light jackets munching on Honey's Pies and other goodies. I could feel the spring time.


One of the most notable features of spring is the blooming of flowers. Daffodils, tulips, and cherry blossoms are just a few of the many flowers that begin to bloom in the early days of spring. As the snow melts away, the ground becomes fertile once again and the beauty of nature is on full display.



Spring is also a time for cleaning and renewal. Many people use this time to clean their homes and declutter their lives. It's a time to let go of the old and make room for the new. This can be a very therapeutic process and can help people to feel more energized and refreshed.


Another hallmark of spring is the return of wildlife. Birds begin to migrate back to their summer homes, and animals come out of hibernation. The sounds of birds chirping and the sight of animals playing in the sun are a welcome sign that winter is over and warmer days are ahead.


One of the most important aspects of spring is the idea of new beginnings. It's a time to set new goals, start new projects, and pursue new interests. As the world comes back to life, it's the perfect time to take advantage of the renewed energy and focus on personal growth.



Spring is the season to focus on incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet so never feel guilty when booking your grazing experience. Fruits and vegetables are not only delicious, but they also provide essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are important for a healthy lifestyle. In this blog, we'll take a look at some of the best fruits and vegetables to enjoy in the springtime that I serve clients of Pies Boards And Books.

  1. Strawberries: Strawberries are a springtime favorite for many people. These juicy red berries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. Always an essential item when I'm creating my signature charcuterie boards and grazing tables.

  2. Asparagus: Asparagus is a versatile vegetable that is in season during the spring. It is low in calories and high in nutrients like folate, vitamin K, and vitamin C. I love to pickle asparagus. It's always a client favorite.

  3. Peas: Peas are another spring vegetable that is packed with nutrition. They are a good source of fiber, protein, and vitamins A and C. It's very common for me to use snap peas as garnish.

  4. Radishes: Radishes are a colorful and crunchy vegetable that add a pop of flavor to any dish. They are a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants. Radishes always do well on the grazing tables served with dips.

  5. Mangoes: Mangoes are a tropical fruit that are in season during the spring. They are a good source of vitamins A and C and potassium. Mangoes are the fun fruits that make the boards extra pretty because they get sliced and manipulate.

  6. Spinach: Spinach is a leafy green vegetable that is in season during the spring. It is low in calories and high in nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin A, and iron. Spinach can be used to decorate the grazing experience - a garnish. Not really used for my style of grazing.

  7. Pineapple: Pineapple is a sweet and juicy tropical fruit that is in season during the spring. It is a good source of vitamin C, manganese, and bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion. Pineapple are definitely a beautiful touch to a luxury grazing experience. I love using pineapples when the client wants a brunch style grazing table.


Whether you prefer sweet fruits like strawberries and mangoes or savory vegetables like asparagus, there are plenty of options to choose from. So look forward to your luxury grazing experience with Pies Boards And Books and enjoy the delicious and nutritious bounty of the spring season while remembering It's a time to embrace the beauty of nature, spring clean and renew, and start fresh with new goals and aspirations. So, take some time to enjoy the beauty of spring and all that it has to offer.


Nadia,

Pies Boards And Books

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