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Friday Favorite: Spring Rolls

April 1st, 2016

Spring rolls are a favorite around here. I love that you can stuff them with a wide variety of herbs and vegetables and you end up with a healthy and delicious meal. Last week, I found a watermelon radish at the farmers market, with the lettuce & carrots in the fridge, nori sheets, herbs in the windowsill, and carrots in the avocado in the pantry, we ended up with a wonderful dinner. I also love to add Maine shrimp or smoked salmon if I have it.
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Since we love these so much, I got Vietnamese cilantro and Thai basil from Renee’s Garden to plant this year. I’m thinking of having a corner of the potager dedicated to spring roll ingredients. In the summer I love using zucchini noodles in them.
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Of course what makes the spring rolls is the sauce, I love to mix up ginger, garlic, hot pepper, cashew butter, tamari, fish sauce, and toasted sesame oil.

Are you a fan of spring rolls?

4 Comments to “Friday Favorite: Spring Rolls”
  1. PennyAshevilleNC on April 1, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Those look wonderful! We do like spring rolls, but haven’t made them in a while- you inspired me to get them back in rotation. I have trouble growing cilantro- it bolts super fast on me. Luckily other farmers grow and sell it at market ;)

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  2. Nebraska Dave on April 1, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Susy, Spring Rolls? I’m guessing that Spring Rolls are not too popular in the Midwest. I’ll have to do some research on them. They look quite interesting.

    Have a great Spring Roll day.

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  3. Jodiana Tork on April 1, 2016 at 10:36 am

    I love spring rolls. I have never made them. I think I might need to try it soon. I also need to order my seeds…..

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  4. whit on April 11, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Ooh, I love a good spring roll too, if for nothing more than a spicy peanut sauce delivery device. I am getting worried though when I read reports than some of the Asian rice products contain portions of plastic. We usually go to an ethnic store or Chinatown once a year to pick up treats and fresh made fortune cookies from the factory in downtown Seattle. But since most of the ingredients are from China, I am starting to get nervous eating them. The food produced in or near that pollution can’t be good for us. Especially anything within proximity to Fukashima. Have you found a reputable brand?

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