Pasta with Asparagus and Peas (Primavera)

Pasta Primavera can typically be made using all, or some, of Spring’s finest bounty.  My favorite way, however, of making this dish is with asparagus and fresh spring peas.   The simple flavors of asparagus and peas go so well together, especially when sautéed with shallots, garlic, olive oil and butter.   All you need after that … Continue reading

Asparagus with Our Favorite Vinaigrette

The Silver Palate Cookbook….oh how I loved this cookbook! It made me feel like a fancy cook. Jullee Rosso and Sheila Lukins were food gurus to this suburban housewife. They had one of the first gourmet food shops in New York City, and when their cookbook came out, I couldn’t stop cooking from it.   Just … Continue reading

Golfer’s Oven Roasted Asparagus

In honor of my dear friend, Angela…… Happy Fourth of July! I feel like I should be posting a meaty, grill-type recipe on this day that is famous for barbecues and hamburgers, etc. Instead, I’m going to give you a recipe for asparagus. Not very Fourth of July. I apologize. It almost seems sacrilegious, but … Continue reading

Farrotto with Asparagus and Peas

Are you wondering what “farrotto” is?  I’m not sure if this is a correct culinary term, but this is what I call risotto made with farro instead of rice.  I certainly don’t want to take credit for this term, as I’m sure I saw it on a menu somewhere.  I’m just not that clever!  But … Continue reading