Monthly May, 2015
It’s almost, almost asparagus season in Minnesota, so I just had to jump when this gorgeous purple asparagus appeared at the Coop. It was teasing me with a preview of the spears certain to arrive in the coming weeks, freshly cut, from our local farms. I figured I should put up a recipe for the big day
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It’s rhubarb season in the Asbell garden. My two rhubarb plants are always early to the party, sprouting when there is still lingering icy snow on the cold soil. Their coiled, ruffled leaf tips must course with natural anti-freeze, and the bold stalks power up relentlessly, no matter how many cold snaps come along. They win
First things first. I love bulghar. Bulgur, bulgar, how ever you want to spell it. Whole grains are the base of the pyramid, and fantastically tasty, too. But sometimes, you need a vegetable side that has just a bit more panache. That, to me, is where cauliflower that pretends to be bits of grain comes
Are you a ramp enthusiast, waiting eagerly for Spring so that you can tromp around the woods, seeking your wild obsession? Or are you one of the many who get a bite and say, “what was the fuss all about?” Or are you wondering, “Why is she talking about freeway ramps? Isn’t this usually about
Every Spring, there is a moment when we can all relax into it. The last episode of freezing temperatures has come and gone, and all around us, green leaves are unfurling like slow motion fireworks. The plants have been waiting patiently, ready to make up for all those dormant months. The landscape changes from greys and