Recipes for Spring Ingredients

Buy up the bounty of springtime and get about 1 1/4 pounds of fresh peas from your local farmer's market. This pea and ricotta bruschetta is such a simple way to celebrate spring. It's rich and light at the same time. Shell those seasonal beauties, boil them for just a couple minutes, and mash those little green pearls with olive oil and fresh mint. You're making a paste to spread on the crusty Italian bread slices with ricotta cheese and thinly sliced radish rounds.

This bruschetta is the perfect example of the less-is-more philosophy of cooking, with an easy combination of classic spring flavors. Just spread grilled bread with creamy ricotta cheese and minty smashed peas, then place thinly sliced radishes on top for a spicy crunch.... Read More