Nature’s colors

anemones english-peas

I know I’m really lucky to be living in sunny Los Angeles where Spring actually feels like Spring. This is usually the time where I start going to the farmer’s market more often and I get really excited about the abundance of fruits and vegetables available. Nothing wakes me up more on an early Sunday morning than the smells and colors of nature.

I really scored on my last trip because I was able to get two of my most favorite things: anemones and English peas. I didn’t get to have anemones at my wedding since they weren’t available and having them in my home to admire more than made up for it. I mean, how beautiful are those bursts of red against the white petals!┬áMy husband and I made a simple salad with our English peas and I’m still amazed by its subtle sweetness. As someone who didn’t care for peas before, these made a convert out of me.