Roast Asparagus

The garden is going! This is only my 2nd year growing asparagus so it’s still not providing enough for us. I’ve been supplementing with store-bought. But I love the idea of “plant once, eat many times.” Perennial vegetables. My simplest preparation that’s delicious is to parboil the asparagus spears for just a few minutes, basically […]

Chard from the Garden

Picked my first crop of chard from the garden last night. After washing it, I chopped it up. Heated a bit of olive oil and some minced garlic in the frying pan until the garlic was softened, then added the chard and stirred till it was coated. Put the cover on and cooked for about […]

Failed recipe – Cauliflower Salad

So….do I post bad recipes or not? I mean, they may not be “bad” but I don’t like them. Maybe someone else would. The directions were enough to catch my eye and make me think I might like them. But then I try them and no. They just don’t work. Like when you read a […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

The days suddenly turned from spring-like to rainy and windy again, as they do so often after a first little false-spring weather that tricked all the daffodils into coming up! The blossoms are all out on my fruit trees and do look beautiful against the contrasting dark grey skies! But we went from barbecues and […]

Leek and Potato Soup

There are many variations to this and I’ve loved almost all of them. Sometimes the broth is half water and half milk, sometimes it’s all chicken broth, sometimes it’s chicken broth and milk. Sometimes there are just leeks and potatoes; other times I add chopped celery. Here’s what I did last night and it came […]