With Asparagus

Warm Goat's Cheese Salad

Warm Goats Cheese Salad with Artichoke, Asparagus, Broad bean & Peas

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it so good at this time of year when we finally get to pick or buy lots of spring vegetables? This week’s recipe brings several of Mike and my favourites together – artichokes from Terry, asparagus from Jillian, fresh peas from Market Fresh and broad beans from our own garden. As usual with this […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it really good to finally feel that the weather is slowly warming and to have a variety of new season’s veges to eat? This is a salad where you can add as many or as few Spring vegetables as you like. Rather than cooking or blanching the vegetables all separately, you make this all […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While asparagus is in season we love to eat it nearly every day, sometimes simply steamed to accompany meat, fish or chicken and other times as part of a salad that’s the main course. This salad is one of those. It’s a way of using up leftover chicken but is best if you cook some […]

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Asparagus, Fennel & Orange Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I came up with this for lunch at home yesterday after having bought lots of yummy vegetables and fruit from stallholders in the weekend. Jillian (Fruition on Sundays) grows and now sells delicious kiyomi oranges. They’re a Japanese hybrid orange developed in the late 1940s. They’re juicy, sweet with a little tartness and no pips. […]

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Simple & Delicious Asparagus Recipes

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Asparagus is one of my favourite vegetables and each year from August onwards I can’t wait for the first of it to appear in our market. It’s a great vegetable to make the feature of a simple but delicious meal. To prepare the asparagus I snap the ends of the stalks to get rid of […]

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Asparagus Gratin

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The first of the new season’s asparagus is here. We never seem to get tired of eating asparagus so for the next few weeks we’ll probably have some nearly every day. It’s hard to go passed very simple ways of eating it but sometimes, as a meal in itself, try something a bit more substantial. […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This makes an ideal lunch or light dinner meal. I use quinoa here but it will work just as well with rice, Israeli couscous or orzo. As usual this came about from thinking about what to do with the various ingredients I’d bought from stallholders and what’s in our small garden. Last weekend to make […]

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Asparagus Salad

Roasted Asparagus and Beetroot Salad and Raw Artichoke Salad

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

We spent our weekend (Monday and Tuesday) out of Auckland. Without thinking too much about what I’d cook, I quickly bought a variety of fruit and vegetables from several stallholders during the weekend. I ended up with fresh artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, basil, watercress and more. As well I bought boccincini from Marina of Italian Cheeses. […]

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Salt Crust Baked Salmon with Fennel, Potato and Green Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser over Christmas that’s easy, fresh and can be served warm or at room temperature, try this salmon and vegetable salad dish. Its light and flavoursome and you can use a combination of any green summer vegetables. You could also poach the salmon instead of cooking it in this […]

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