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Freezing Asparagus for the Winter!

May 09, 2019
You can pickle or can asparagus for the winter, but I am much much too lazy for such things.  I'll freeze asparagus as it takes next to no effort. It's...

Sue's Fiddlehead or Asparagus Pasta

May 09, 2019
You have to love our customers.  They love food and cooking as much as I do, and they SHARE their recipes!! Here is Sue's fiddlehead pasta Sue’s Fiddlehead Pasta 2...

Asparagus Chevre Toast...an easy party pleaser

May 09, 2019
Grill your local asparagus as per my "Asparagus on the BBQ" recipe. Take one sliced ciabatta loaf from our bakery. Brush one side of the ciabatta with grape seed oil. ...

Asparagus on the BBQ

May 09, 2019
The only way I will eat asparagus is on the BBQ.  We make this dish at least 3 times a week during asparagus season. Heat your grill to high, then...

Erin's pasta sauce with frozen tomatoes.

May 09, 2019
This is how I make up my pasta in the winter.  Its fresh taste brings a blast of summer memories back. An hour or two before supper get 6 tomatoes...

Acorn squash with chile lime vinaigrette

I must admit, I used to think that acorn squash was boring, dull, bland, the lesser of all the squash.  Then I tried this recipe from smittenkitchen.com, fed it to the staff, and we all fell in love with acorn squash.  I put lime and chile on pretty much anything in our house, but had never thought to put it on squash.  Thank you smittenkitchen! Roasted Acorn Squash with Chile-Lime Vinaigrette Adapted from Gourmet, October 2006 Makes 4 servings. 2 (1 1/2 – to 1 3/4-lb) acorn squash 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 garlic clove 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh hot red chile, including seeds 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Put oven racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 450°F. Halve squash lengthwise, then cut off and discard stem ends. Scoop out seeds and cut squash lengthwise into 3/4-inch-wide wedges. Toss squash with black pepper, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons oil in a bowl, then arrange, cut sides down, in 2 large shallow baking pans. Roast squash, switching position of pans halfway through roasting, until squash is tender and undersides of wedges are golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes. While squash roasts, mince garlic and mash to a paste with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer paste to a small bowl and whisk in lime juice, chile (to taste), cilantro, and remaining 1/4 cup oil until combined. Transfer squash, browned sides up, to a platter and drizzle with vinaigrette.