This month for Blogger C.L.U.E. I spent a lot of time perusing The girlichef’s blog for the perfect spring vegetable recipe when I finally landed on one of her many asparagus recipes!
Mind you, I have been looking for a legitimate excuse to buy these overpriced asparagus stalks for nearly two months now and I finally had it! Earlier this week I decided to decide on asparagus and as it just so happened, asparagus was on sale at the market! Now before this week, three pieces of asparagus were running no less than $4.50 and that was a “bunch” (of crock, I want to meet the people shelling this amount of money out for asparagus), and often times more. But now that asparagus are *finally* in season, I managed to get six pieces of asparagus for $3.50!! It’s not going to get any better than that and I had my Blogger C.L.U.E. recipe to make afterall!
Heather’s recipe calls for leeks and if you recall from my Chicken Couscous recipe, I just paid $7.00 for one leek. Nothing special about it either, not from a special region, not GMO-free and not organic, so what gives? Leeks are not an easy to vegetable to find around here so we substituted in onions and carrots instead, which makes the two little ones around here very, very happy!
To continue on the list of things we can’t find, we have puff pastry, which is the base of Heather’s recipe, so I whipped up some tart dough, and apparently, not enough of it since I managed to over-fill the dough, first with the custard base then even further as I carefully yet schizophrenically placed the carrots and asparagus on top of the already over-flowing quiche and popped it in the oven.
We enjoy having baked good around here in the morning, be it sweet or savory, it always makes the best breakfast and quiche is great cold or hot, so it is among our favorites and Heather’s recipe is really great! I urge you to check there for it because I had to manipulate it a bit to make it work with my limitations. Oh and, yes, the asparagus and the quiche were amazing!
Also, if you are a fan of Mad Men and are familiar with Don, the Old Fashioned – his drink of choice and his habit of jotting down notes and ideas on cocktail napkins then you will want to check out Heather’s latest Mad Men recipe for Don’s Old Fashioned here – it is simply amazing!
Be sure to stop by and see all the other foodie detectives in their Spring Vegetable postings today!
- Asian Fried Quinoa by Kate from Kate’s Kitchen
- Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette by Heather from girlichef
- Asparagus Quiche by Alice from A Mama, Baby and Shar-pei in the Kitchen
- Asparagus Salmon Fried Rice by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
- Blue Cheese and Bacon Potato Salad by Christiane from Taking on Magazines
- Blue Cheese Potato Salad by Lea Ann from Cooking on the Ranch
- Broccoli and Cheese Muffins by Kelli from Kelli’s Kitchen
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup by Azmina from Lawyer Loves Lunch
- Caesar Salad with Grilled Romaine by Jean from Lemons and Anchovies
- Cheese Soufflé with Garden Salad by Debra from Eliot’s Eats
- Chicken Tikka Salad by Ramona from Curry and Comfort
- Chocolate Strawberry Pound Cake by Kim from Liv Life
- Cowboy Vegetable Scramble by Kathy from A Spoonful of Thyme
- Creamy Asparagus Soup by Anna from Anna Dishes
- Halibut and Spinach en Papillote by Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Honey Balsamic Glazed Carrots by Rebekah from Making Miracles
- Lemon Bars by Anna from Anna Dishes
- Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess
- Peppercress and Basil Pesto by Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
- Pesto by Christy from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Raspberry and Rhubarb Rustic Tarts by Wendy from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Spring Green Risotto by Lauren from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Alice from A Mama, Baby and Shar-pei in the Kitchen
- Christy from Confessions of a Culinary Diva