asparagus

Authentic German Spargel at the Chinook Tavern in Denver

May 3, 2012
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Asparagus season has been in full swing since the end of March in the traditional German asparagus growing regions like Schwetzingen and Karlsruhe. Known as Spargel, the white asparagus is the preferred variety in Germany. Coming from a Spargel growing region myself, I am always on the lookout for fresh white asparagus in the US […]

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Farro Salad With Roasted Veggies on Balsamic Pumpkin Oil Vinaigrette

April 27, 2012
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With the warmer weather arriving here in Colorado, I like to leave the soups and stews behind and move on to nutritious and fresh salads served along side a perfectly  barbequed piece of meat. The other night while checking my pantry I decided on a farro salad with roasted veggies on balsamic pumpkin oil vinaigrette. […]

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One Dinner and Two Tarts (Asparagus and Scallion)

May 18, 2011
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A dinner that says spring in one bite. Puff pastry topped with fresh asparagus or scallions. The veggies are resting on a bed of Gruyere and honey mustard to add another layer off flavor. The tarts are a very quick meal to assemble and worked perfectly at my house on a busy weeknight. You could […]

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Pomegranate Vinaigrette on Roasted Asparagus

May 5, 2011
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Fresh green asparagus is one of my most favorite spring time vegetables, preferably roasted, since it gives an extra flavor boost to the asparagus. Here I am serving the roasted asparagus with vinaigrette made out of pomegranate molasses, aged balsamic vinegar and a good organic olive oil. A healthy and quick side dish that goes […]

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