Spring Canapés with Parmesan, Fresh Radish & Asparagus ‘Custard’

Photo credit: Nancy Anne HarbordAnother spring recipe for you readers.And another way for me to get through the huge bunch of asparagus I bought this week. Even better, this recipe calls for the asparagus wood – the fibrous ends that you snap off and leave to rot in the back of your fridge. If you’re anything like me!...more

The Greatest Carbonara Recipe

The Greatest Carbonara Recipe   ...more

Strawberry and Asparagus Salad

Cautious Cook or Fearless Foodie? This recipe sorts out the men from the boys!

Probably, I should just call this an omelette.  That's what I thought when I started typing up the recipe.  It felt a bit pretentious to call it a 'frittata'.  After a wee bit of thought though, I decided it is ok to all it by it's Italian name. Why?  Well, it has parmesan..... so that's a good reason, and, the way it is cooked is more frittata than omelette in that it needs to be flipped - don't be scared, it's fun!  Or, for the more cautious cook, you can take the sensible (but boring) option of putting it under the grill....more

White Asparagus with Eggs and Fresh Herbs

As I was looking through my recipes to pick up this latest on for asparagus, I realised that I have now 10 recipes for the stuff.  Considering that as recently as two years ago I had none, that's pretty good going.  I started to think about why I seem to focus on this ingredient each year.  As I have mentioned in previous posts, I had never even tasted white asparagus before I came to live in the Netherlands.  I reckon it has something to do with the fact that it's just everywhere at this time of year....more

Green lasagna with asparagus and sweet peas

Green lasagna with asparagus, sweet peas and ham + a creamy homemade Bechamel sauce. Perfect for a Spring Sunday lunch. Enjoy!!http://www.buonapappa.net/asparagus-and-sweet-peas-lasagne/...more

Asparagus with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Capers

Asparagus is one of our favorite vegetables to make for dinner, which is funny because I have so few recipes for asparagus on my blog! I make some version or another a few days a week, usually roasting it in the oven with salt and pepper. It isn’t anything too special, but when a vegetable is in season it doesn’t need anything special! That being said, asparagus is a very versatile ingredient. I add it to pastas, risottos, or can saute it with nearly any flavor profile and get good results....more

Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto

My husband and I are trying to get healthier, and take in more foods that are better for our reproductive health while we go through our fertility treatments, so I decided to make this very tasty dish, and share it with you all! I bet just by looking at this, your stomach is starting to grumble with hunger, so let's get started!  ...more