Before the long overdue end of winter I realized a change occured in me - I just couldn't wait for the summer, not because of the weather, but because of the fresh vegetables. I can't stop thinking about asparagus, fennel, green beans, artichokes, new potatoes and what I will do to them once I get them in my hands. All the pasta, the soups, the shaving, the grilling... I consider it a sign of me growing up, not that I can really explain it. I seek out more and more challenges in the kitchen and vegetables make for a vast world of amazing possibilities.