Spring Refresh

Can you believe we're halfway through April? this time of year brings on the urge to shed the dullness of winter by freshening up your surroundings. To me, spring cleaning is more than just cleaning out the closet- it means taking advantage of the seasonal vegetables, eating a little lighter, and celebrating the colorful spring flowers in a table decoration. And while you still may be spending a lot of time at home, it's the perfect season to focus on both your physical and mental well-being! Ready to refresh?

Spring Saute with New Potatoes, Peas, Leeks, and Artichokes

Artichokes are an iconic spring vegetable, and we love seeing them find their way into many spring recipes. While Ocean Mist artichokes are grown in more than one key growing region to ensure they are available in stores year-round, this is a great time to capitalize on the trend and add them to your clean-eating menu. Try this Spring Saute with New Potatoes, Peas, Leeks, and Artichokes by Foraged Dish. We of course use fresh spring time artichokes for this recipe!

Artichoke Pesto

Cleaning can also mean minimizing clutter and reducing waste. I love this idea of using artichokes to create a pesto that you can make with leftover herbs. Instead of marinated artichoke hearts, try using fresh cooked artichoke stems that you may normally throw out! 

Artichoke Table Settings

Artichokes are continuing to find their way onto dinner tables. Artichokes, being the un-bloomed flower that they are, add a beautiful, organic addition to your centerpiece. Find inspiration from the arrangements here at Better Homes & Gardens and Magnolia Rouge.

We'd love to know if you try any of these ideas! Be sure to share your masterpiece and tag us on social media. Happy Spring!

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Diana McClean
Growing up on California's central coast, I enjoyed delicious artichokes around the family dinner table and always on Christmas Eve! It is beyond perfection that I now market artichokes for a living and get to share the Ocean Mist Farms story and my love of all things fresh.
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