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Spring Asparagus Garden Mix

I planted asparagus in my garden two years ago and this spring my patience paid off. I have gardened for my entire life but this is the first time I have eaten fresh asparagus from my own garden and it was well worthwhile. Asparagus has the distinction of being one of the few perennial vegetables grown on a regular basis, that is, those that can be harvested each year without replanting. Read more…

Dandelion Greens n’ Garlic

When you put just a few ingredients together in just the right way it is very satisfying and this is what I believe cooking is really all about. I also really get a kick out of shopping in my own yard for the ingredients. I have prepared dandelion greens many times and I prefer them smoothered in garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. It makes for a great side to just about anything. Read more…

Zucchini Cakes with Charred Sweet Pepper Sauce

zucchini-fritter2This recipe cheats the fall season a little by using summer garden vegetables that have their days numbered but are still around, barely. If there are two¬†vegetables that are here and then gone completely until the next season it’s tomatoes and peppers. You simply cannot get them fresh and they also won’t survive being shipped so when they are gone they are gone. Read more…

Spring Scorched Vegetables

DSCN0619Sometimes it’s nice to have limited ingredient choices as this helps to direct the creation of a recipe. Here I use almost everything that’s ready in my early spring garden this year. Although every fruit is a perennial plant, only a few vegetables are, asparagus being an exception. Read more…

Blackberry Pinot Noir Frozen Dessert

sorbet1This dessert is a bit unique – big juicy blackberries or boysenberries combined with wine and some richness yet it is still delicious, cold, and refreshing. It’s a good dessert for a dinner party as it is easily made ahead. Read more…

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