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.