Category Archives: Asparagus

How to Steam Vegetables

Steaming is a moist-heat cooking method in which foods are cooked on a rack or in a steamer basket in a covered pan over, (NOT IN) simmering or boiling water (usually about an inch in depth).  Steaming provides a gentle … Continue reading

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Spinach and Cheese Strata

This strata is the best breakfast casserole I have ever had.  Ivy G. introduced me to this dish.  It’s an amazing recipe that is sure to be a hit. Note: This brunch dish is delicious with spinach, but feel free … Continue reading

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Saffron Pasta with Asparagus Salad

Saffron Pasta Salad I used a toasted wheat orecchiette here, the original recipe calls for orzo. I offer up a few suggestions in the main entry. Saffron vinaigrette: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads 1 medium garlic … Continue reading

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Eggs with Pasta and Veggies

I used thin, egg noodles here, but spaghetti, angel hair, or fettuccine would all work as well. 8 ounces / 225 g cooked, leftover pasta 2 eggs fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 … Continue reading

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Fava Bean and Spring Vegetable Soup

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), thinly sliced (about 3 cups) 1/2 cup chopped peeled carrot 4 1/2 cups canned low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 cups shelled fresh fava beans … Continue reading

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Baked Asparagus

Baked Asparagus                                                                                                                          Recipe courtesy Kathleen Daelemans Cook Time:20 min Level: Easy Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 2 bunches asparagus, washed 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil Coarse grained salt and cracked black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place … Continue reading

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Mixed Greens with Creamy Vinaigrette

Ingredients 16 thin asparagus stalks cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces 2 cups red-leaf lettuce (about 1/3 head), leaves torn 3 cups romaine lettuce (about 1/3 head), leaves torn 3 cups frise and chicory (1 small head), leaves torn 1/3 … Continue reading

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Green Salad with Asparagus and Peas

Ingredients 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup canola oil, or extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 heads Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces … Continue reading

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Roasted Beets with Asparagus

Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 1 hr 20 min Serves: 4 servings Ingredients: * Kosher salt * 5 large red beets * 12 spears jumbo asparagus * 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus 6 tablespoons * 4 tablespoons … Continue reading

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