Tag Archives: asparagus

Asparagus with Lemon-Herb Sauce

I grew up eating carefully-steamed asparagus served with a knob of butter and splash of vinegar or fresh lemon juice. While I’ll always enjoy it that way, it doesn’t make for a very elegant presentation. I recently made Sauce Gribiche … Continue reading

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Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onions

When I spotted huge bunches of asparagus and green onions (also called spring onions or scallions) in my Farmers’ Feast challenge basket from the Ottawa Farmers’ Market, I knew right away what I wanted to do with them. I love … Continue reading

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Warm Brown Rice Salad with Asparagus, Grapefruit and Shrimp

Salads with a grain base such as rice, couscous or quinoa offer a great way to make a hearty one-dish meal that is also ideal for picnics or packed lunches. This variation offers tons of flavour while delivering in a … Continue reading

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Barley Primavera

Each spring, the sight of the first new crop of vegetables sets my heart all a-flutter. My head swims with recipe ideas as I spy freshly-harvested asparagus, fiddleheads, wild garlic and more at local farmers’ markets. One of my favourite … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Asparagus and Oranges

I’ve long been a fan of quinoa and I keep learning new things about not only how to cook it but also how to optimize the flavour of these delightful little nutrition-packed seeds. I’ve found toasting them before simmering them … Continue reading

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