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 gives a crisper crust.  However, you can also use a 9″ rimmed, fluted 1 1/4″ […]

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 tracking down really fresh, locally grown asparagus, either your own or from your Farmer’s Market […]

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 it is also delicious. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 4 cups chicken stock 1 lb. […]

Kitchen Tips

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 can make a stock for asparagus soup!  I often freeze them right away, accumulate a […]