Posts Tagged ‘asparagus’

Spring Quiche

May 10th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

It’s been a long time since I made a quiche, and I’m not sure what first inspired this one, but it seemed to be a good use for the various spring vegetables that have been collecting in the fridge. I did some searching through cookbooks and online to check on the proportions of cream to egg, and found that many of the quiche recipes seemed unnecessarily complicated, and that opinions varied about blind baking the crust. When I found this simple Jane Grigson parsley quiche recipe (via Nigel Slater) it seemed the perfect starting point, and I was happy to […]

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Grilled Asparagus with Fried Egg and Parmesan Frico

May 3rd, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

This dish from Earth to Table: Seasonal Recipes from an Organic Farm is one of those simple recipes that really showcases great ingredients. I knew that it was what I wanted to make with this week’s pound of local farmer’s market asparagus. The asparagus was from Steve Anderson via the North Market farmers market. The eggs were from 2 silos, via the Greener Grocer. The three components are cooked separately, but each one is simple. First make your ‘frico’, or parmesan crisp. I made these after the Rigby’s cooking class and they are great on salads too. You need a 1/4 cup […]

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Risotto Style Pasta

April 28th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

I first read about risotto style pasta in Mark Bittman’s The Minimalist Column in the New York Times last November. Since then we have fallen in love with this method of cooking pasta and made it in many variations. I have been meaning to write a post about it for months. Slowly adding stock to the pasta, as you would arborio rice gives you a wonderful creamy, yet cream free sauce. Just like risotto it is extremely versatile and wonderfully comforting. I like it best with gemelli or penne and found that the orechiette have a tendency to stick together. I […]

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In the Month of Mayw

May 31st, 2009    •  by Bethia    •   4 Comments »

I’m playing catch up again, so another month of highlights. It’s hard to know where to start, there have been so many this month. Probably most memorable was my first trip to Yellow Springs. I had heard so much about Yellow Springs but it lived up to the hype, helped by perfect weather over Mother’s Day weekend. It reminded me of Northampton MA, where I used to live. Smaller and quieter but the same crunchy, relaxed vibe. We camped at John Bryan State Park and ate our way through Yellow Springs, hitting Young’s Dairy, The Winds Cafe (dinner), Sunrise Cafe […]

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