A Very Early Spring

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It’s been an early spring here in Vancouver and despite all the rain that’s come with the Pineapple Express, the early flowers and warmer temperatures have been kind of great. I’ve even heard that some of the cherry trees are already in bloom.

It’s worrisome, too – climate change is set to bring hard times to ski resorts in the south coast temperate zones and a bright future for BC wineries, but whatever else comes with it is much more unpredictable.

For now, though, I’m going to drink in the colour and get an early start on cleaning up and preparing my garden beds. And I’m going to start dreaming my way through the copy of the West Coast Seeds catalogue that just showed up in my mailbox today.

I’m excited that soon enough it will be rhubarb season again and I can get busy making Roasted Rhubarb, Rhubarb Curd, Rhubarb Baby Cakes, and Hungarian Shortbread. I’m also looking forward to finding even more uses for my favourite harbinger of spring.

Whether you’re still snowed in or starting to feel the heat, I’d love to hear what’s in store for you in the coming weeks. Let me know in the comments!

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