Vietnamese Breaded Pork Chops and Stir-Fried Asparagus

I was on my own for dinner the other night and pulled a pork chop out of the freezer to defrost, not sure what I was going to do with it. I ended up making these Vietnamese breaded pork chops, which was a far cry from what I had in mind initially. But I’m glad […]

Fried Rice with Steak, Asparagus and Carrots

Fried rice is one of my oldest’s favorite dinners yet somehow it’s been ages since I made it.¬† It’s a great way to use up bits of vegetables and meat, in this case some leftover steak and a handful of raw asparagus. It works best with leftover rice but in a pinch I’ve made it […]

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Garlic

I was hoping to post this Chinese chicken recipe I saw online. I’ve got a great picture even! Alas, the sauce was way too salty. I hate that. But the good news is that I looked around for a stir fry vegetable to serve with the chicken and found this easy and good stir-fried asparagus […]

Grilled Asparagus

This is my absolute favorite way to cook asparagus and it turns out to be the simplest too!¬† How cool is that?! First a storage tip. A friend of mine that grew up with his family running¬† a large farm taught me to store my asparagus in a jar of water in the refrigerator. They […]

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 […]