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Grilled Tuna Oscar

Grilled Tuna Oscar

When I was growing up my oldest brother had a beautiful restaurant overlooking the regional airport in my hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and it was one of the places I was first introduced to some classic restaurant fare.  One of my favorites was Chicken Oscar, which was a sautéed chicken breast topped with crabmeat, steamed […]

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Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Grilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Dressing

Growing up in the Midwest, one of my favorite places to hang out in midsummer was the asparagus patch at the back of our huge garden.  The asparagus itself was not the draw, as by that time the slender shoots had given way to billowing, fern-like shrubs, dotted with tiny red berries.  In that dense […]

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Asparagus and Artichoke Gratin

Gratins are generally thought of as cold-weather fare, but the technique works beautifully with these spring vegetables.  There are a few steps involved here, but do not be dissuaded.  It’s pretty simple.  My go-to method for steaming asparagus is to remove the woody ends, wash, and wrap in damp paper towels.  Microwave for five minutes […]

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Asparagus in Parmesan Frico

Fresh Asparagus in Parmesan Frico

Recently my blogging friend Lisa posted a recipe for Black Pepper Parmesan Frico that had me running to the Cheese Importers to get a big bag of parm.  I used to make these easy little cheese crackers a lot, but like a lot of other things I moved on and sort of forgot about them.  […]

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Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

Nothing says “spring!” like an asparagus tart.  Maybe tulips, but nothing else.  Maybe strawberries. Fresh peas.  Rhubarb.  Tree pollen allergies…Well look, it is way up there on the list.  Asparagus tart equals spring.  This one is nice and simple and lovely enough for a dinner party or just for a nice Sunday brunch.  This is […]

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Asparagus with White Balsamic Strawberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

Asparagus with White Balsamic Strawberries and Toasted Hazelnuts

As previously mentioned, I love asparagus.  When it is in season I partake of it several times a week.  My favorite way to cook asparagus is to trim the stalks, toss with a little olive oil, and cook them on the outdoor grill until slightly charred.  That was my plan for this batch, but an […]

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