Tag: asparagus

Springtime Frittata with Asparagus, Leeks, and Herbs

Springtime Frittata with Asparagus, Leeks, and Herbs

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Eggs can be a problem when serving brunch for lots of people. Enter the versatile, amazing, and delicious frittata, all gussied up for springtime.

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The True Cost of Asparagus

The True Cost of Asparagus

| March 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Local California asparagus farmers are concerned about competition from Mexican markets which can supply the vegetable year round and sell it at cheaper costs. Roscoe Zuckerman of Zuckerman Farms and Thaddeus Barsotti of Capay Organic discuss the situation.

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Asparagus Helps Lower Blood Pressure (At Least In Rats)

Asparagus Helps Lower Blood Pressure (At Least In Rats)

| June 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

After 10 weeks, hypertensive rats fed a diet consisting of 5 percent asparagus had lower blood pressure than their counterparts fed a standard rat diet.

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Asparagus and Eggs Mimosa Salad

Asparagus and Eggs Mimosa Salad

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Perfect for showcasing sweet spring asparagus, this salad is tossed in a lemony vinaigrette and topped with a beautiful garnish of eggs mimosa.

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Green as Grass: Asparagus Salad for Spring

Green as Grass: Asparagus Salad for Spring

The grass is here! The first crop of California-grown asparagus has arrived. Find out how to choose, cook, and enjoy these succulent spears, with a recipe for Spring Asparagus Salad.

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Wheat Berry Sunshine Salad

Wheat Berry Sunshine Salad

| May 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Healthy, tasty wheat berry salad with summer squash, asparagus, corn, and butternut squash, in a miso vinaigrette.

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Asparagus Risotto and Croquettes

Asparagus Risotto and Croquettes

| March 25, 2010 | 1 Comment

So what did I make with my first asparagus purchase of the season? Well, I decided to try something completely different — at least it was unusual for me, but after 2,000 years or more at the dinner table, I am under no illusions that I am the first to make it. I was thinking of making asparagus with pasta, but when I opened the pantry found an unopened box of risotto sitting prominently on the shelf. It had been ages since I made risotto and the idea of buttery rice with the earthy flavor of spring asparagus sounded wonderful to me.

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Cesar Chavez Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Cesar Chavez Day at Berkeley Farmers’ Market

Happy Spring! Yesterday the Berkeley Farmers’ Market was awash in tender greens, including that rock star of spring, asparagus…just in time for Passover dinners and Easter brunch. From now through mid-April, Berkeley’s Ecology Center is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, whose work as an activist and organizer within the farmworker communities of California (and beyond) made a difference in so many lives.

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Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

| April 15, 2009 | 4 Comments

Recipe grilled asparagus kissed with balsamic vinegar, served with a fried egg, crumbled bacon, and lemon aioli.

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Asparagus and Sweet Valley High

Asparagus and Sweet Valley High

| April 12, 2008 | 4 Comments

Because I was such a picky eater as a kid and gagged over nearly everything, I can always recall precisely when my feelings toward certain foods took a turn for the better. Not only that, but I clearly remember how the food was prepared, and I know exactly what I read that piqued my interest […]

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