The Top 10 Reasons to Get Excited for Spring

By: Michelle Buffardi

Spring has sprung, officially. Which means that produce options open right up -- not unlike windows in homes everywhere -- as freshly grown produce floods the marketplace. While it was nice to eat apples, squash, potatoes and onions all winter, it's no doubt time to wave goodbye and welcome a new round of delectable fruits and vegetables.  Here's a round-up of the 10 spring superstars we're psyched to see arriving in the next couple of months, and some great recipes to make the most of them.

10. Asparagus
9. Beets
8. Peas
Spring Pea Soup (above)
7. Arugula
6. Rhubarb
5. Fava Beans
4. Radishes
3. Spinach
2. Strawberries
Strawberry and Marscarpone Granita (above)
1. Sandals

What are you looking forward to most this spring?

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