When the nights are still cold but days begin to warm, sap rises in the maple trees, and it's time to tap into this sweet resource. Even if you live in a fairly urban setting, you may be able to tap your own and boil it off for some DIY syrup.
A popular ‘antipasto’ (not really sure what other word to use here) in Pennsylvania is pickled eggs. They’re eggs. They’re pink. They’re a little sweet with a lot of tang, and despite the atrocious aftermath that may result, they are delicious.
There's a reason that prepared, minced, soaking garlic in stores turns my stomach. It's because I grow my own, and enough to last me and my family the entire year. Super easy to plant, but it takes some old-world wisdom to do it right.