pickled asparagus – quick & easy!

pickled asparagus

Asparagus is available year-round but when in season, you’ll find it at local markets and grocery stores.  April and May are the peak months for this emerald green beauty.  Last week I was at our farmers’ market and was delighted to see local asparagus. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Asparagus Vichyssoise

I am a huge fan of supporting anything local; it just makes sense to me to do so.  A few years ago I read The 100 Mile Diet – A Year Of Eating local.  Big kudos to Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon for their one year journey of only eating what was available to them within…

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Asparagus Fennel Salad

Even though asparagus is available year-round, Springtime is the best time to enjoy them.  Asparagus and fennel salad may seem like an unassuming dish but don’t be fooled by its looks.  The pine nut dressing deliciously coats the veggies and it’s love at first bite!  And, because this dish does not require a stove top…

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Cold Asparagus Soup

This an an easy recipe to follow and is without cream for those who are lactose intolerant.   I enjoy preparing meals that take little effort and taste great.  Asparagus is a nutrient-rich veggie full of vitamins as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits. Serves 4 one large leek, washed and choppedclove of garlic, chopped 4…

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Grilled Potato Rounds with Pesto and Shaved Asparagus

Who couldn’t love a little potato round dressed up like this?  Simple ingredients and these won’t last long once you bring them to the table! Asparagus, now in season, is one of my favorite Spring vegetables.  It is an excellent source of vitamin K, A, and C and this humble perennial is also a natural…

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