I was a vegetarian for more than 10 years of my life. During that time, I lost my taste for a lot of foods that I once enjoyed. Most seafood is in that category. I used to love all seafood – fish, lobster, scallops, you name it. My preference just never came back, no matter how often I forced myself to try. Last fall, I tasted tilapia for the first time. I was at a banquet buffet; I only knew it was pecan-crusted something. It was delicious. Since then, I’ve tried tilapia a few times, just to make sure, and … Read more
I really wanted to call this an egg roll, but that has a whole different connotation, doesn’t it? But it is a rolled up egg, so egg roll fits. Allie napped especially soundly in her bouncy seat this past Wednesday (a rare event), leaving Grace and I time to do one of our favorite activities together – cooking! Somehow, I’d amassed 3 dozen eggs in my refrigerator, and I wanted to use the older ones up. I knew this recipe required a whole dozen eggs, so it was perfect. This was fun for Grace and I to make, and she … Read more
Our asparagus is starting to emerge from the ground!
Asparagus is labor-intensive to get started, but once it’s established, it is low maintenance and prolific. If you have a nice, sunny spot in your yard (and you adore asparagus like I do), you should look into growing it.
As with most foods, fresh asparagus from your own garden is worlds different from what you buy in the store from half a world away.roasted asparagus
I love to roast asparagus and use it in this gorgeous salad.
Spring is asparagus season. The asparagus patch that I helped my dad to plant is just beginning to produce the tasty spears, and they are starting to show up in farmer’s markets in my area. I love to roast asparagus and use it in this gorgeous salad. Print Recipe Asparagus Mimosa Salad Servings Ingredients 1 lb asparagus woody ends trimmed off2 large egg hard-boiled2 cups couscous optional2 tbsp lemon juice2 tbsp white wine vinegar2 tbsp olive oil2 tsp Dijon mustard1 tsp sugar1 garlic clove pressed1/4 tsp salt Servings Ingredients 1 lb asparagus woody ends trimmed off2 large egg hard-boiled2 … Read more