Tag: Asparagus

Asparagus Tart, Conran Cake Stand
Egg and Brunch Dishes, Mains

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 because it gives a crisper crust.  However, you can also use a 9″ rimmed, fluted […]

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 chopped flat leaf parsley Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add a […]

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 a crisp? There are always chores to be done;  plants that need to be moved to […]

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 using broccoli and it’s also delicious. Makes 4 – 6 Servings 4 cups chicken stock […]

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. Discard the trimmings as they are fibrous. Good for the compost though. Or, you can […]