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Asparagus on parade

April 12, 2010

Here is our very first and very lovely virtual veg of the month collection: ASPARAGUS!  Hope you all get lots of ideas for new and fabulous ways to use this gorgeous spring treat.  If you whip up something wonderful in the next few weeks feel free to post a link in the comments section — its never to late to have great ways to use asparagus!


Our next round up will feature GARLIC SCAPES or SPRING GARLIC – or green garlic – and we will post it on May 10th, please submit by May 9th.  You can submit by emailing a photo of  your dish (600 pixels wide)  and a link to your blog post/recip (or to flickr if you don’t have a blog) to  If you have a previous dish that celebrates garlicky goodness that wasn’t necessarily made with green/ spring garlic or scapes, feel free to submit that too… it’ll be great to have all the inspiration we can get to use the stinking rose.  (And anyone who makes and submits garlic icecream gets bonus points!)

And now, without further ado:



Spring asparagus tart from Remarkably Domestic



Asparagus pizza with lahey crust from Cakewalk



Asparagus dip from Lost Past Remembered



Lemon orzo salad with asparagus spinach and feta from Two peas and their pod



Strawberry, asparagus and arugula salad from The year in food



Asparagus baklava from innBrooklyn



Asparagus pesto from Local lemons



Crustless asparagus quiche from Chocolate chip trips



Spring Asparagus soup from A sweet spoonful

14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2010 10:57 pm

    Too gorgeous! Every last one of these submissions looks good enough to eat. SO many of my favorite things to do with asparagus… Maybe I’ll actually get my butt into gear for the next round so that I can submit something.

    • April 14, 2010 12:00 am

      Thanks Lo! I hope you do get your butt in gear for the next one: more time to prepare this time around!

  2. Sarah permalink
    April 13, 2010 6:46 am

    these recipes look amazing! thanks for sharing….quick question – is spring garlic the same thing as garlic scapes?

    • April 13, 2010 7:12 am

      Spring garlic is actually the whole garlic bulb when its just picked and fresh and spring new… I think scapes are just the top of the plants… i better do my research – we’ll post some fun facts on garlic between now and the next challenge for inspiration. (here are photos of both ) But, I’m going to amend the next challenge since garlic scapes are so delicious so we can do either spring garlic or garlic scapes if they are in season… though it looks like garlic scapes come in later i’m hoping they might already be in season in california or other sunny climes. And if anyone knows more about garlic and scapes let us know! Thanks!

  3. April 13, 2010 7:47 am

    Indeed! All these look like great recipes… and asparagus season isn’t over, lucky for us!

  4. April 13, 2010 10:36 am

    Thank you for including my photo and link. All of the asparagus recipes look amazing. Love this post!

  5. April 13, 2010 6:29 pm

    WOW. Just WOW. All the dishes look fabulous. The presentation is gorgeous! Thank you so much for including my link!

    • April 14, 2010 12:03 am

      Thank you! your quiche looks beautiful and we are so happy to have it here!

  6. April 15, 2010 12:42 pm

    Asparagus BAKLAVA??? Whoda thunk it? We just went over to Germany today to get some green asparagus–all we have here in Belgium so far is the white kind. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • April 16, 2010 8:09 am

      Sounds so dedicated going to another country to get asparagus – even if it might be really close in reality! I hope you make something worthy of the efforts and we’re so glad you found inspiration here!

  7. April 17, 2010 11:57 am

    I just got some asparagus fresh from Union Sq. they are perfect and I can’t wait to try your baklava recipe with them .. it’s a great idea. Thanks for including my pic in the stellar line-up!


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