+ local asparagus! big time. i think i will roast some of it for a simple supper, and then pickle the rest of it.
+ changes in the light in my apartment
+ colorful flowers at the markets
+ the intoxicating scent of lilacs in my neighborhood (i need to figure out how to get a clipping!)
+ listening to old yo la tengo albums (even better when cooking)
+ a first restaurant meal outdoors, eating perfect oysters and spring pasta
+ drinking moscatel vinegar with fizzy water. (i first tried this at zingerman‘s in ann arbor. a few of the people working there were drinking it, and when we tasted some we were blown away by how clean, bright and delicious it was. it is a perfect non-alcoholic drink, and vinegar has many health benefits. it is made from muscat grapes, and it is slightly sweet, floral and very similar to muscatel wine. look for it locally, but you can buy it online here.)
tomorrow, i think i’ll share thoughts and links about music. enjoy your day.