Monday, March 31, 2008

Spring Green

On my way up to Petaluma to have lunch with cousin J-Yah, I stopped at the Thursday Marin Farmer's Market and scored some treasures for dinner, fresh asparagus and the last bunch of green garlic at the Full Belly Farm stand. They also had some gorgeous little dried cranberry beans and popcorn, which I will try later, but today the fresh spring greens were calling my name.

I like fresh veggies cooked as simply as possible, so all I did was butter steam a few fat spears of asparagus in the same saute pan as the halved green garlic until the asparagus was bright green and the garlic had relaxed its tight formation a little and was slightly browned on the outside leaves. Like the lovely spring ramps we used to enjoy when the snow melted in upstate New York, the green garlic lent a mild flavor to the already fresh and flavorful asparagus. Heavenly spring green!

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Blogger Greg said...

I just bought some green garlic and did not know how to cook it. I'll try your idea.

Monday, March 31, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, here's a link to Katie's blog where she gives some more ideas for green garlic. If this link doesn't work, you can access her site by clicking on the link on my blog, then scrolling down a day or two as she posted a few days ago. Good luck!
http://thyme2.typepad.com/thyme_for_cooking_/2008/03/101-uses-for-gr.html

Monday, March 31, 2008  
Blogger katiez said...

How could I not have thought to just cook it and eat it whole!!!!
Maybe 'cause it's such a rare treat I have to parse it out...
If I find it again this week, though... (and thanks for the link)
I've been catching up - glad you had a lovely holiday..despite the weather!
Hope you are enjoying your first foray into retirement!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008  
Blogger Zoomie said...

KatieZ, So far, so good on the retirement front. Today's agenda was long walk, shower, museum to see Annie Liebowitz show, tea in a shop that also sells horse stuff (yes, weird, but nice-weird), stop at newly opened local library, window-shop at local antique store, home to do email and blogging. Sounds like a great day to me! :-)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008  

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