One last asparagus recipe for those of you lucky enough to still be eating asparagus.
Adapted from the book ‘!,000 Chinese Recipes’, this is wonderful as a vegetable, on a bit of lettuce as a first course salad, or as part of a Chinese meal.
Plus it’s best if made ahead and served at room temperature so it’s great for … Continue reading.....
This is one of our favorite spring salads.
It has all the right ingredients: fresh greens, asparagus and green garlic.
Add capers, olives and tomatoes and I could easily eat it every day at least once.
Sadly, I’m forced into buying my salad greens this year but at least I have a lot of choices at the market.
And, as … Continue reading.....
Spring and fall are seasons of firsts and lasts in our kitchen.
This is the last risotto of the season, made with the last of the green asparagus and the first of the fresh herbs.
Because the weather has been typical of May (cold rain followed by hot sunshine followed by cold rain and so on…) it’s not a good … Continue reading.....
Asparagus season is coming to an end.
I haven’t seen the lovely purple asparagus in two weeks and this week the green asparagus wasn’t available.
There were piles and piles of white asparagus, however, so we’re still okay for another week or too.
One of the things that happens as we get to the end of the season is … Continue reading.....
I decided to make these for dinner the other night.
I went on to my blog to grab the recipe and realized it didn’t have a print option.
To make life easier for me the next time I want to make them I decided to fix that.
For all of you who have not seen the recipe or thought about … Continue reading.....
Spring lamb, fresh asparagus, green garlic, new snow peas….. I love eating with the seasons!
This is more of a skillet dinner than a stir-fry.
I get slices of lamb cut from the leg that are about 1/2 inch thick and I cut them into 2 or 3 pieces for this dish.
The lamb was medium rare – ‘rosy’, and … Continue reading.....
We had 2 beautiful weeks of spring / summer weather.
The ground dried out, the grass grew, the trees leafed out…. It was lovely.
But the forecast for the month that I look at had this weekend being cold, wet and miserable.
It was right.
Regarding long-term weather predictions, as in longer than 2 days…. I have noticed that if … Continue reading.....
Last post I had faux Thousand Island Dressing; this time it’s faux French Dressing
I have no idea what the history of French Dressing is but, trust me, no self-respecting French cook would ever put ketchup in their vinaigrette.
They don’t know what they’re missing.
French dressing has been a restaurant and supermarket staple (in the U.S.) forever. Sometimes it’s … Continue reading.....