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Ravioli Alfredo with Asparagus and Mushrooms

We joined a new CSA this year. In the past, we’ve belonged to a certified organic farm that is 40 miles away. We loved the food and the farm, but almost never participated in the open farm days and other member perks. It’s just too far away to be practical. This year, a nearby farm and orchard from which we buy produce regularly started a CSA. We were thrilled and joined right away. Our first box arrived this week, stuffed with spinach, spring onions, spring mix, and four pounds of asparagus. Oh, how we love some fresh asparagus. There were … Read more

Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

When I met my husband, he was convinced that asparagus was the most disgusting, slimy, revolting vegetable on the planet. “You’ve never had my asparagus,” I told him. He’d only eaten asparagus out of a can, soggy and salty and mush. That is no way to eat any vegetable, but especially fragile asparagus spears. The best way to eat it is freshly cut from the garden, drizzled with olive oil, and roasted. You can find the details of that roasting method in my egg and asparagus salad post. This recipe takes my favorite method and makes it even more appealing … Read more

Chicken Tetrazzini

Quick & easy chicken tetrazzini casserole recipes - This simple and healthy 15 minute meal is "baked" in the microwave oven using boneless chicken, asparagus, mushrooms, pasta, and a creamy sauce.

Joe made this pasta dish this week, and (after it was prepared), he informed me that I would not like it. He said it was bland and lacked spices. Terrific, Dear! I never had any tetrazzini before, so I didn’t know what to expect. After his proclamation, I considered going out to eat. By myself. At a restaurant with jazz music and dim lights and no children’s menu. Imagine the peace and quiet of a meal alone! Bliss! I didn’t go. I stayed home and took my chances with the tetrazzini. I’m glad I did; it was delicious. The casserole … Read more

Roasted Asparagus

This is the time of year for asparagus. The first hearty spears are just poking their heads up through the soil in my dad’s garden. I planted half of those asparagus crowns before I left home. My dad planted the rest a year or two later, and he’s been tending them ever since. I try to get over to help him weed and prepare them for harvest each year. I haven’t made it yet this spring, but I will this week. I love asparagus, and I would happily eat it every day of the week. Cream of asparagus soup, steamed … Read more