So it’s been a while since i’ve posted… I’ve been cooking all the time! Cooking, helping Mom in the garden, selling my cookbook at various venues… life’s busy.
The past 2 days have been hot and we’ve been eating salads. Yesterday i used the bok choy we bought Saturday at the farmers’ market and made an oriental chicken salad with bok choy, raisins, diced cooked chicken, scallions and a dressing of soy sauce, sunflower oil and rice vinegar. Today i made a salad with pea shoots from our garden, to which i added 1 beet I’d roasted a couple days ago, asparagus and arugula from our garden, some wild leeks (from the freezer), quinoa, barley, and white beans, a little feta cheese and a couple chopped hard cooked eggs from a nearby farm. It was dressed with a light balsamic vinaigrette.
Here’s the asparagus quiche i made Memorial Day when it was cool enough to bake. It was very light; I used 4 eggs and cottage cheese in the filling, with just a little sharp Cheddar on top. And a potato crust.
Another simple, favorite way to eat asparagus is with eggs, sprinkled with chives, like in this picture. The eggs are soft boiled. You drizzle a little butter on the asparagus, add the egg, sprinkle on some chives… Simple deliciousness:
sunchoke casserole with ramps,