Tagged with Asparagus

Letters from Italia: radicchio to riso

Letters from Italia: radicchio to riso

As I ate breakfast, at a lazy 9:30, Remo was already busy preparing lunch, chopping leftover cooked veal for his tomato sauce and wandering out to the garden to collect a firm savoy cabbage and leaves of dark red radicchio, chopping them in a fine julienne for salad. At 10:30 we had our first cappuccino … Continue reading

Eat local time

Eat local time

Local farmer’s markets have opened at last, just in time for asparagus season. After a winter of cheap Mexican asparagus, followed by dainty green spears from Peru, where it grows year-round, and a few beautiful bunches from New Jersey, it’s our turn to shine! If Mother Nature co-operates, we’ll have a month to try all … Continue reading

Show your spear-it!

While cold weather continues to threaten fragile blossoms, Ontario asparagus soldiers on. A few emerald stalks showed up at farmer’s markets last week, and provincial crop experts say we should be seeing larger quantities “very, very soon.” To whet your appetite for one of the earliest asparagus seasons ever, here’s a new recipe from Foodland … Continue reading