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I’m about to grab Dave, shove him on a plane, rent a car, and head for northern Michigan to watch spring arrive, drink wine with friends, hunt morels, and just sit around watching my favorite lake in the whole wide world. If it’s warm enough, we’ll spend a little time in a canoe or kayak.

While we’re gone, it’s asparagus time. I wondered if you might not like a roundup of the best of the blog asparagus posts so that you have something good and fun to cook for a couple of weeks. Scroll through and see what you like.  Enjoy spring cooking, get out the grill, and be well….  Catch you later when May flowers are blooming.

             Swordfish with Ginger-Asparagus Rice and Mango Salsa

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Apple-Cranberry Hoisin Chicken and Rice with Sauteéd Spinach, Asparagus, and Tomatoes

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French Toast Mozzarella Sandwiches with Marinara and Asparagus-Fennel Soup with Pistachio Pesto

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One-Pan Orzo “Risotto” with Asparagus and Tomatoes

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Asian-Style Salmon on Fennel, Celery, Ginger, and Asparagus

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 Asparagus-Parmesan Salad with Garlic Croutons

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Marinated Sirloin with Asparagus-Fenced Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

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Lemon Orzo with Asparagus, Peas, and Fennel

Grilled Asparagus with Tex-Mex Dip in the Snow

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Mediterranean Chopped Tuna Salad

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Quick Salmon-Irish Cheddar Chowder (with asparagus)

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Eggs on asparagus garnished with hard-cooked eggs.  If I blogged this, I can’t find it. The photo, however, stands out as I sift through asparagus pics.  My thought is this:  I had leftover roasted asparagus garnished with hard-cooked eggs from an Easter dinner. Next morning I probably heated up the asparagus, dropped two eggs on top, seasoned them, covered the pan and let them cook until they were just the way I wanted them. Try it. Let me know.

And if you’ve nothing better to do, do the best thing.  Heat your grill or grill pan, and add trimmed asparagus just tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Grate a little lemon peel or Parmesan over all and serve hot, warm, at room temp, or cold.

94357-food-asparagus-afmSing a new song, cook that asparagus, honey——-

Alyce