Warm Orange Asparagus Salad

Warm Asparagus Orange Salad

Warm Asparagus Orange Salad

The most interesting dishes are often created from bits and pieces from the fridge that need to be eaten.  I had some lovely asparagus and “pink” oranges and my thought was to make a warm salad.  I could imagine the slightly crispy asparagus coated with an orange sauce and tossed with freshly sliced pieces of orange.  I also had lemon, but the orange flavor was calling to me. Continue reading

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Asparagus, Grilled Corn, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

I was going to make a traditional cucumber salad for a party that we threw to celebrate my P.S.’s birthday recently.  Someone else decided to try a new cucumber recipe so I had to find another way to use some cucumbers.  I had just bought asparagus and cobs of corn and thought they’d taste great together with some other vegetables.  I could already taste a lime vinaigrette on the vegetable salad.  I couldn’t wait! Continue reading

Veggie Tray Chicken Orzo Soup

Veggie Tray Chicken Orzo Soup

Veggie Tray Chicken Orzo Soup

My sister Linda and her husband threw a graduation party for their son Jesse recently.  Of course she called me to come and help prep. I cut up about 4000 fresh vegetables (seriously) for a vegetable tray. I cut up cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and celery, along with the snow peas, mini carrots, grape tomatoes. She had so much left over she sent me home with a gallon bag full of veggies. Can a person eat too many veggies? Continue reading