Hooray for a new season! The CSA we're members of (Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op) began sharing the bounty of the spring season with its shareholders today. Our share included many varieties of fresh spring greens, and the item I was most excited about were these juicy red carrots. While I like to buy "rainbow carrots" at the grocery, this was a new shade for me. The color is sweet, and so is their taste--the orange insides are incredibly tender. I decided to use them in a fresh shaved carrot salad, along with parsley, almonds, and a lemon vinaigrette.
Officially beginning last month, we have also now begun sharing the wines from our new wine label, Pinnacle Ridge. It has been exciting revisiting Pinnacle Ridge's wine styles, which enhance and complement the Allegro and Cadenza lists. For this spring meal, we chilled two Pinnacle Ridge wines to put on our table: the crisp Sparkling Cider and Dry Riesling.
Cheers to a refreshing new season of fresh-grown foods and light refreshing wines!