Easter weekend heralds the official start of Spring for many. The resurrection of Jesus and the rebirth of Mother Nature make for a beautiful and welcome marker on our calendars. Many of us will celebrate this weekend with a standout Sunday meal. When I think of Easter meals, I of course think of the glazed ham. The next food that "springs" to mind (yow!) is asparagus. It just goes with Easter and lots of people (including me) love it. Yes, the asparagus is there in a starring role on top, but there is a lot going on underneath in the flavor department.
Those flavors are a blend of earthy sweetness from spring vegetables and herbs blending with the sharp, tangy notes of the cheeses accented with a kick from a bit of cayenne (optional, but good). The texture has a creaminess that makes the dip perfect for spreading on crostini, toasts or crackers. It is a great starter for your Spring gathering, but with a glass (or two☺) of white wine, it can easily be made into a meal.