Rite of Spring: House-Cleaning Party


As the earth refreshes itself with storms blowing away dead winter branches and brambles, and the rains sanitizing the ground, that same spirit of cleanup and clean out happens inside the home.

Rather than begrudge this time of chore-filled matters that must be addressed before summer, celebrate it and have a little get-together afterwards – an excuse for a party.

Usually you clean up after a party, not before. But in this case, we are talking reverse order. We have a few hints on cleaning and organizing. And since you will be spending a lot of time beforehand with the cleanup, we have created easy recipes that you can serve with a simple spring salad.    


Here's a recipe to try, Stovetop Grilled Shrimp with Country Spring Peas.