Spring into Spring!!!

“The first day of Spring is one thing, and the first Spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” – Henry Van Dyke

The quote above is especially true this year. Spring officially started on March 20th, but it hasn’t felt much like it with cold, rainy weather and even a little snow.

This entry focuses on celebrating Spring! We are sharing ideas to make the season easier, to bring the flowers of springtime indoors, fun ways to “recycle” Easter candy, and a delicious asparagus recipe.

NO PRESSURE SPRING CLEANING

Make a checklist of everything you want to accomplish for Spring cleaning. Our goal is to complete the list by September! Take pleasure in small accomplishments – use just 15 minutes to organize a drawer or clean the ceiling fan.

 “RECYCLE” YOUR LEFTOVER EASTER CANDY (Leftover Easter candy? What’s that?!!)

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Check out this great Rachael Ray segment about recycling Easter candy into different treats!  (Very cool!)

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/20083_get_excited_four_amazing_ways_to_repurpose_your_easter_candy/

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden.” – Ruth Stout

OUR PATIO GARDEN

LOOKING FORWARD: We love having a garden on our patio with lots of flowers and a few vegetables. The picture below is our patio today – first day completely snow-free! Check future blog posts for updates!

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IN THE MEANTIME: Using one of our tomato cages, we created the “faux flower” (sounds better than fake or artificial) Springtime display pictured at the top of this blog. Still too early to buy flowers for the patio, and real forsythias are not in bloom here yet, but we wanted that flowery feelin’.  We’ve had great fun using our tomato cages indoors (see previous blogs), but are looking forward to using them, as intended, for tomatoes again this summer!

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

ASPARAGUS:                                                                                                                                              

When we think of spring vegetables, we think asparagus!!!

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Check out the recipe posted below for baked asparagus with lemon butter and parmesan from natashaskitchen.com Delicious!

http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/04/13/baked-asparagus-with-lemon-butter-and-parmesan/

SPORTS UPDATE

Congratulations to the UCONN woman’s basketball team for winning their 3rd straight national championship! Great weather expected for victory parade in Hartford tomorrow, Sunday the 12th! GO HUSKIES!!

Congratulations to Providence College for winning their first NCAA Hockey Championship !!!

BASEBALL IS IN FULL SWING!

We are Red Sox fans – so far so good!!! Time to buy furniture from Jordan’s yet?

Spring is natures way of saying, ‘Let’s party! ‘  – Robin Williams

The Spring quotes in this blog are from The Quote Garden – a garden of quotes – how appropriate for Spring!

Time to put those winter coats away and enjoy Spring!!!

Roy and Kevin

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