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Grilled Shrimp and Asparagus with Citrus Glaze can make a flavorful spring or summer meal. Zest and juice from an orange and a lemon are enough to burst your taste buds with delight, but add some fresh ginger and the light, healthful glaze becomes absolutely refreshing. Photo by Sue Doeden

The early bird gets the herbs

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Last year, as the month of May was nearing its end, I went to the local nurseries to shop for herbs to plant in my garden.

Now I don't want to mislead you. I don't have a vegetable garden. If you've been reading my column for a while, you know I admit that my thumbs are not green. When I lived in Fargo, I blamed my inability to nurture vegetable plants on the heavy dark soil. When I moved to northern Minnesota, I was sure the infertile sandy soil was the culprit.


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