Tag: Asparagus

Asparagus Tart, Conran Cake Stand
Egg and Brunch Dishes

Asparagus Tart

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

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Asparagus Drizzled with Dijon Vinaigrette, Shallots
Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

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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Showing Local Asparagus on Black Textured Tile
Pasta, Gnocchi and Polenta

Clarisse Schiller’s Pasta With Asparagus Sauce

An excellent pasta dish dressed with an asparagus sauce from Julia Della Croce’s cookbook, Umbria. I made it this last spring, it was excellent. It’s worth tracking down really fresh, locally grown asparagus.  We get ours from our farmer’s market

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Blog Post Photo, Asparagus & Radishes Farmer's Market
My Stories

It’s Spring Again!

Almost every day I go out with anticipation, to check the garden and see what plants have reappeared or have new buds on them! The rhubarb has sent up its shoots and what’s not to like about rhubarb pie or

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Chive Chili Oil, Display of Ingredients
Vegetables and Side Dishes

Roasted Asparagus With Lemon-Chive Chili Oil

A favourite preparation ours for roasted asparagus!  Definitely worth the effort! You might want to give it a try with slender green beans too.  If you can, pick up local asparagus when it appears at Farmer’s Markets!  There is simply

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Asparagus Soup, in Soup Cup, Stainless & Gold Spoon
Salads, Soups and 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

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Handful of Local Asparagus
Good Things to Know

How To Trim Asparagus

Spring means a few things, including the arrival of fantastic, locally grown 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.

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Egg and Brunch Dishes

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 (see below) 6 thick, large slices of country style bread 1 Tbsp. vinegar 6

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