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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...

Spinach Goma Ae

This is the Goma Ae Recipe that my friend Jill forwarded to me.  Now that local Spinach season has started, I plan on making big batches of this easy delicious Japanese salad. Jill’s Goma Ae with Spinach
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of black sesame seeds, toasted  (add a few white sesame seeds so it’s easier to monitor the toasting and not over-do it). When cooled, grind to a course powder.
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 to 2 tsp of soy sauce (Japanese style preferred)
  • 1 to 2 tsp of rice wine vinegar (you could probably substitute with cold sake)
  • 1 to 2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1 lb of spinach (boil or steam to wilt, then plunge in cold water to stop cooking.  Wring out with hands to take out excess water.)
  • Avocado, cubed
Add sugar and liquids to the sesame power, stir to a wet paste.  I would start with lower quantities of liquids and add more if necessary, to taste.  Stir sauce in to cover spinach evenly – I usually save a bit for garnish.  Divide to servings, and top with cubed avocado and remaining sauce. This is a made-up recipe and I make it a bit differently each time, but it always tastes great so just play with it.  Make sure you have enough spinach as it cooks down to next to nothing.  You can use just white sesame seeds instead, but it won’t look as exotic. Goma  ae means sesame sauce in Japanese, so you can serve it on other things too, like green beans or other Asian greens.  I did try green beans once and I really preferred the spinach.  Blue Fish serves it with just avocado, tuna and daikon.