Tuesday, May 19, 2009

asparagus and other things


My friend G asked if I would share what I have been (and will be) eating this week. Truth be told, I went out to dinner last night (mmmm...pizza with wild mushrooms and proscuitto)! However, this evening I have a lump crab cake waiting for me and a pile of steamed asparagus. I have learned that fresh asparagus does not keep very well in the fridge, so I generally buy several bunches and steam it all right away. Then I just serve it cold, or toss it in with a salad. My buddy Steve makes the most divine curried mayonnaise, which he serves as a dipping sauce for cold asparagus. And though I am not privy to his secret recipe, I have been using this one (minus the cayenne) and really like it. Plus, it is fabulous on sandwiches!

Later this week, I am making frittata with fresh farm eggs, leeks, and herbs. I love frittata because it is good for several meals, and heats up perfectly in the microwave.

And rhubarb...I bought an armful of it on sunday and made a big pot of sauce.

What's on your menu for the week?

10 comments:

glp said...

i have been roasting my asparagus and pairing it with a creamy feta - super yum! I love your seasonal cooking!

Gretchen said...

It all sounds delicious!

Anne said...

Love both today's and yesterday's photos...They make me want to head into the kitchen!

Pigtown-Design said...

I had strawberries and cream from the market for dinner twice this week!

Abby said...

There is nothing better than a weekend morning spent at the farmers market and a huge market bag full of fresh goodies to use all week long. Do you have a favorite market in the city? I'm a particular fan of the Old Town Saturday morning market.

Janet said...

Mmmmm...asparagus and feta! And strawberries and cream.

Abby ~ I almost always go to the Dupont farmers' market on sunday, which is right around the corner from my apartment. They always have an excellent selection of local produce.

Abby said...

Yes, that's one of my favorites as well. It's a growers only market I believe, right?

Janet said...

Yes! That is partly why I almost never venture out of the 'hood.

Blue said...

If you have it, try elderflower cooked with rhubarb. Perhaps use IKEA elderflower cordial if flowers not available.

Janet said...

Oh, Blue, thank you for the tip. I adore elderflower. I am headed to Ikea this weekend....