Asparagus Season!

For this dinner, we just drizzled the asparagus with olive oil and added garlic and orange zest and a splash of orange juice and then roasted at 425 degrees for just a few moments. Yum!!!! And another wonderful recipe here for soup! Asparagus Soup with Cashews

Taste Bud Treats

Two of my favorite tastes of summer are fresh fennel buds and nasturtiums. You often see dried fennel on the spice rack but I love to offer my market customers the treat of fresh fennel flowers. You can eat them just as they are for a burst of licorice-like flavor. Or you can sprinkle them…

Green Tomatoes, Plain and Fancy

Green tomatoes are something that shouldn’t be overlooked. Especially as we begin the wait for a delicious summer red tomato! Here are some plain and fancy ways to use them: Chickpea Pan Bread Fry green tomatoes with onions in a pan with oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Then add a batter made from equal parts…

Curried Yellow Squash Soup

This can be eaten warm or cold … Stir up some onions in olive oil in a deep pot. Add a teaspoon each of curry powder and cumin and half a teaspoon a garam masala. When onions are translucent add 3 to 4 medium sized yellow squash cubed along with 2 cups of vegetable broth….

Stinging Nettle Soup

Good for your bones, good for your allergies, good for anti-inflamation.  WebMD on Nettles  Livestrong on Nettles Ingredients: Bunch of Nettles 2 Tablespoons of oil or butter or a combination 1 Medium onion chopped. You can also use shallots (1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped) 4 medium potatoes 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth Sprig…