Sunday, April 29, 2007

asparaguuuuus!

hooray! asparagus arrived this week at the market. i almost missed it, actually, because they were selling it out of a small table a little out of the way. sure, it was a little floppy, but you take what you can get. after a little olive oil bath with salt and pepper and a few minutes on the grill pan, they were pretty tasty to me. i was also able to get turnips...
turnip greens, as it turns out, are delicious! i blanched about 2/3 of them to stir into my barley risotto and threw the rest into my salad mix from the market. they're tender and work for cooking or eating raw.
i got the idea for the barley risotto from this guy over at vegan improv. i'm not really in love with everything he does (i don't think that's the point, anyway), but he does have some interesting ideas.
last time we had risotto, my dear husband was a little disapointed that all we had was rice and mushrooms (or whatever it was), but this meal got a lot of "mmmms." delicious! tonight, the turnips themselves are getting mashed with potatoes, to be served with fake chicken. and asparagus soup. and fresh bread. sunday night dinner is the best.

2 comments:

Liz said...

Hi Kelley! I found your blog looking for info on Bloomington Coffee Roasters and I plan on visiting again soon. Do you know what happened to the coffee lady? She has not been at market in weeks. I thought she was selling out earlier than I was rolling out of bed, but I went very early this morning and was sad to not see her again.

kelley said...

i wish i knew - we're almost of coffee over here, and i'd rather buy hers. maybe i'll ask at bloomingfoods...