Maine is experiencing a late spring, so, while many parts of the country are enjoying seasonal ingredients like asparagus, fiddlehead ferns, nettles, peas, and ramps, we are still waiting for the finally few feet of snow to melt and the grounds to thaw. Thankfully there are many farmers who planted spinach in their greenhouses last fall and allowed this hardy green to sit back and enjoy the long cold winter.
I've recently fallen in love with preserved lemons and have been incorporating them into my meals as much as possible. If you've never had preserved lemons before, they are best described as mildly tart, but intensely lemony. As the salt draws out the tartness, it enhances the lemon flavor which combines well to traditional African or Indian meals where it is commonly used.