May 2

Signs of Spring

I can hardly remember the last time I did not need to wear my warm jacket, run the heat inside my home or wear mittens and a hat on my morning run. And yet, last week, perfectly synchronized with Earth Day, the world around me awakened.

First came the rhubarb, then hard neck garlic pushing through the frozen soil, the chives, the violets in the yard and today, at last, glorious ramps. My garden calls out, every day showing more signs of life and begging me to start seeds. But cold rainy days continue to chill to the core and dissuade me from turning my efforts outside just yet. On a few occasions, I have felt heat radiating from the compost pile, and in my heart, I know that summer’s sun will be here soon enough.


Thank goodness for these signs of spring that remind me that it is, indeed, here. The coming days will be longer, lighter and hopefully warmer. In the meantime, my spirits are lifted knowing that phlox will soon bloom into a bed of purple flowers, the fiddleheads will be prime for picking and I will be able to open the windows and breathe in the clean fresh air of spring.

How will YOU celebrate its arrival?

Whatever the season, may you always Eat clean. Live well.

Terry Walters




  1. Posted May 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Do you know an alternate lemonade recipe that uses a healthier sweetener?

  2. Posted May 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi Carolyn,

    What a treat to even be thinking about lemonade! I never thought the warmer weather would come. It would help to know what sweetener you’re currently using. I use maple syrup to sweeten my homemade lemonade, or mix it with iced tea for an even less sweet but equally refreshing beverage.


  3. Posted June 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Adore your blog and obsessed with your cookbook! I just bought it and will be posting my pictures after making some of these delicious treats! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

    <3 Chloe – A Latte Lipstick

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