Asparagus and Green Garlic Lasagne; the update

The furniture was moved up, put into place, cleaned off and then the fun began.

I think it’s finally organized.

Well, this bit anyway.  We still have 3 more rooms (bedroom, office, dining room) to do but it’s nice to have something finished.

I put two chairs by the bookshelves.  Bookshelves need chairs.


The antique dresser that we’ve had for years is on the landing…. and two afghans are on the afghan stand.


My big chair finally made it into our bedroom.  It’s actually a ‘chair and a half’ – bigger than a chair but smaller than a love-seat.  It’s the most comfortable piece of furniture we own.  Another afghan (did I mention I crochet?  And knit?)


The guest bedroom finally has a bed… and a bookcase.


As well as a comfy chair and a couple of dressers.


And the two big wardrobes are finally in place.  Eventually, there will be a closet for hanging between the two.



Since it’s spring, I’m trying to do some spring cleaning.

I had a few lasagne noodles left in the cabinet that I wanted gone before summer, as well as some chopped tomatoes in the freezer.  Time to empty the freezer to get ready for summer..

Add to that a few asparagus spears, some green garlic and Voila!

This is meant to be a side dish, not a main course.

Asparagus and Green Garlic Lasagne

Lasagne with Green Garlic
6 no-cook lasagne noodles
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1 cup tomato sauce
1 ball (4oz, 125gr) fresh mozzarella
4oz (125gr) green asparagus
4 green garlic
1 tbs olive oil
2 tbs pesto sauce

1/3 cup shredded mozzarella (not fresh)

Asparagus Lasagne
Trim the asparagus.  Blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes.  Remove and drain.  Cut in half the short way, then cut in half the long way.
Trim and slice the green garlic.  Fry the green garlic in oil just until tender.  Remove. 
Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce to the oil and heat through.
Slice the fresh mozzarella as thinly as possible.

In an 8 inch square baking dish, make the following layers, alternating the direction of the noodles:

tomatoes with sauce
2 noodles
all the mozzarella
all the green garlic
tomatoes with sauce
2 noodles
spread the pesto on the noodles
all the asparagus
tomatoes with sauce
2 noodles
remaining tomatoes with sauce

Cover and bake, 400F (200C) for 25 minutes.  Remove, uncover and sprinkle with mozzarella.  Return and bake 5 minutes longer.  Remove, let rest 5 minutes before cutting.

14 thoughts on “Asparagus and Green Garlic Lasagne; the update”

  1. The only change I’d make is to move that “chair and a half” out next to the bookcases, under the window where the light spills in. Then, you’d have to blast me out with dynamite if you wanted me to move… 😉 Lovely!

  2. A-mazing. You and your husband must be terribly satisfied with how your house looks (or simply exhausted and relieved?). It looks great, well done and solid. The lasagna I mean 🙂

  3. Katie,
    The decorating looks great. You’ve done a wonderful job of motivating your husband. But don’t you think it’s time for a new (house to renovate, country to learn)? 🙂
    Oh, and I agree with Zoomie; the big chair belongs with the books.
    Best regards,

  4. Your house is just beautiful, Katie. All the hard work and attention to detail shines through in every room. When it is all done, I do hope you will consider doing a walk-through with video camera in hand.
    I love green garlic so much that I have to buy it at our local co-op rather than raid my garden, or I’d have nothing left to dry for the rest of the year. Sadly, it hasn’t shown up in the co-op yet … 🙂

  5. This is so thrilling to see your wonderful house is a beautifully furnished home at last.
    Mmmm, lasagne. Mmmm mmmm, green garlic. Mmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm, asparagus.
    If your green garlic and asparagus is available now, ours can’t be far behind.

  6. Jenn and Seth, it was good LOL
    Jayne, thanks – love my chair and a half.
    Thanks, Linda
    Zoomie, it won’t fit – and the radiator is there for winter anyway… Otherwise….
    Dan, he’s not done yet – no slacking allowed! Yes, we are both pleased… about the lasagne, I mean LOL
    Tanna, I’m so excited….
    Thanks, Marina.
    manningroad, it’s finally coming together – thanks.
    brassfrog, I’ll pass that on to him…. The chair is by a different window, I just have to walk with the books LOL
    Christine, I did that the last year I grew garlic – pulled it all up and ate it 😉
    Ina, it was good – and a great side dish.
    Elizabeth, it is sooo nice to have the furniture in place after so long. Don’t you just love spring?!?

  7. I do, Katie, I do. I just checked on our garlic and it’s thriving – around 6 inches tall. And even more thrilling is that our brand new lovage not only survived the winter but is absolutely lush. Yes, indeed, spring is wonderful.

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