Simply Steamed Asparagus
Makes even tough asparagus, tender and tasty! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter too.
Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch
Ever wonder what to do with that big rhubarb plant in the garden? This is your answer.
Pasta with Asparagus
This is a great low-fat pasta dish. I serve it to company all the time. Serve with a fruit salad and French bread.
Tangy Rhubarb Salsa
This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with an over-abundance of rhubarb. I'm not fond of sugary, syrupy rhubarb sauces but I love rhubarb and I love salsa, so I figured why not put them together! Just grab a bag of tortilla chips, or better yet make your own, and enjoy! Feel free to adjust ingredients to your liking. Don't like jalapenos? Don't use them. Mix and match peppers however you like, just be sure to use 3 of them. Also, I prefer Nellie and Joe's® lime juice because it's a bit more tart than regular bottled or fresh-squeezed lime juice, but if you can't find it that's fine, just use what you have.
Cream of Fresh Asparagus Soup II
There's nothing like fresh asparagus when it's in season - take advantage!
Strawberry, Kiwi, and Spinach Salad
My aunt makes this salad for my family and I every time we visit.
Simple and delicious steamed artichokes. Serve these with melted butter for dipping. You will need a pan with a steamer insert.
A wonderful pickled radish recipe. Plum vinegar (umeboshi vinegar) can be found at many Asian grocery stores.
Cranberry Applesauce Muffins
I start making these in November and don't stop till Spring! They are a great addition to a Christmas brunch or egg casserole and the aroma while they bake is heavenly!
Russian Cabbage Borscht
An elderly lady residing in Turkey served this to a friend of ours while he was in that country several years ago. She has since passed away, but her recipe lives on. It is the best Borscht recipe I've ever enjoyed. Serve topped with sour cream, extra dill weed, chopped fresh tomatoes.
Strawberry Freezer Jam
This strawberry freezer jelly is quick, easy and delicious on toast, ice cream or even in milkshakes! Keep jars of this in the freezer and take them out when you are ready to use them. Once thawed, they will last approximately 1 month in the refrigerator. If it lasts that long!
Thai Chicken Spring Rolls
This Vietnamese dish is adapted with Thai flavors. These spring rolls make an excellent appetizer or light entree. Colorful, crunchy vegetables contrast nicely with the soft, translucent wrapper.