Tag: Asparagus

Spring Egg Dishes and Brunch

Asparagus Tart

I like to serve a big,  bowl of crunchy greens with savory tarts dressed with lemon vinaigrette, especially in the spring. Makes an 8″ or 9″ Tart A pre-baked pie shell.**  I prefer to use a glass pie dish because it

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Spring Salads

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Chilled asparagus with a lovely vinaigrette makes a  great starter salad and an excellent addition to a buffet table. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 1 ½ – 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed (see below) 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 to 3 Tbsp. finely

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Spring Pasta

Clarisse Schiller’s Pasta With Asparagus Sauce

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This is an excellent recipe for pasta dressed with an asparagus sauce from Julia Della Croce’s cookbook, Umbria. I made it this last spring and it was excellent. It’s worth

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Roasted Asparagus With Lemon-Chive Chili Oil

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. One of our favourite recipes for roasted asparagus!  Definitely worth the effort! You might want to give it a try with slender green beans too.  If you can, buy some of our

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Spring Soups and Sandwiches

Asparagus Soup

When asparagus is in season, not only is this soup easily made, it is very tasty.  It makes an excellent first course for a special dinner or served on it’s own as a light meal.  I have made the soup using broccoli and

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How To Trim Asparagus

Wash the asparagus.  Snap off the bottoms of the asparagus where they seem to want to break. This will be an inch or more from the bottom. Discard the trimmings as they are fibrous. Good for the compost though. Or, you

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Asparagus With Poached Eggs Tuscan Style

This delicious egg dish can be served for a brunch, lunch or a light main coarse.  It’s very good! Makes 6 Servings 2 lbs. asparagus, trimmed** 6 thick, large slices of country style bread 1 Tbsp. vinegar 6 eggs 6

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