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San Joaquin Battered Asparagus

June 16, 2019

In San Joaquin County, at Stockton California they stage an Asparagus Festival in April. Stockton is the centre of asparagus growing in California so it makes sense to celebrate the crop. I’ve always been fascinated by the huge spears and takeaway fairground style of eating. I reckon these are as near as your going to get to the Stockton real McCoys. Eat al fresco!

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Mini Wellingtons

June 12, 2019

These are outrageously delicious. Serve warm as an hors d’oeuvre as finger food.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Bruschetta

June 12, 2019

Most asparagus bruschetta recipes use goats cheese. I tried this and it was okay but unremarkable, so I made a artichoke and cannellini bean puree to replace the cheese – it was much better.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Potato Samosas

June 12, 2019

This is an asparagus spin on a pea and potato samosa. I’ve held back on some of the spices to allow the asparagus to shine through.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Filo Tartlets

June 11, 2019

These little quiches are full of spring vegetables, served with a salad they would make a brilliant lunch or light supper.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Spring Roll

June 9, 2019

Spring rolls never fail to impress or delight. These rolls are designed to celebrate the asparagus season and although they taste deliciously Asian, you really can taste the asparagus. It works a treat.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Summer Roll

June 7, 2019

Asian asparagus salad in a rice paper wrap – not your usual way with asparagus – but well worth the effort.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus, Jersey Royal and Parmesan Fritatta

June 4, 2019

Fresh asparagus is full of flavour and goodness – the perfect vegetable to celebrate the arrival of spring. Dairy, eggs, potatoes, Parmesan and parsley all marry well with tasty asparagus and come together to create this delicious frittata recipe.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Cheese Pastry Parcels

June 4, 2019

Three asparagus and pastry recipes. Choose from goats cheese and spinach, taleggio and mushroom, or gruyere. All are quite simple and ideal for a light lunch or supper – or make in advance for a party or a picnic.

Mr WDC
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White Asparagus, Butter Sauce, and Prawns

June 2, 2019

This is a spring asparagus dish – but not as we know it…

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Parma ham

May 18, 2019

Here is the simplest way to enjoy the flavour combination of asparagus and Parma ham – side-by-side.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and peas braised in butter with herbs, hazelnuts, kasha and lemon

May 7, 2019

It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.

Mr WDC
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Grilled Asparagus

May 16, 2019

This is not really a recipe, more a method for grilling or griddling your asparagus.

Mr WDC
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Parma Ham and Asparagus

May 15, 2019

A great flavour combination and presented here as a main meal salad or antipasto.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Lemon Linguine

April 1, 2019

I found a bunch of super thin asparagus and thought they might go well with linguine. It’s such a simple combination and a great way to enjoy asparagus.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Vinaigrette with Soft Egg and Parmesan

April 5, 2019

A really easy and tasty starter or light lunch or supper. Make during summer when home-grown asparagus might still be available.

Mr WDC
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Artichoke Risotto with Mrs WDC’s Green Beans

August 4, 2015

‘Unlike my brothers I’ve never been a risotto fan…but with enough artichokes and home grown beans…’

Pete
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Creamy, Buttery Asparagus Risotto

April 6, 2019

‘Risotto is my favourite dish, ever.’

Leo Williamson
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Asparagus and Salmon Quiche

May 29, 2017

The boys are not keen on quiche – but I cannot see what is not to like. Besides putting asparagus in a quiche is a good way to enjoy the asparagus season.

Mr WDC
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San Joaquin Battered Asparagus

June 16, 2019

In San Joaquin County, at Stockton California they stage an Asparagus Festival in April. Stockton is the centre of asparagus growing in California so it makes sense to celebrate the crop. I’ve always been fascinated by the huge spears and takeaway fairground style of eating. I reckon these are as near as your going to get to the Stockton real McCoys. Eat al fresco!

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Mini Wellingtons

June 12, 2019

These are outrageously delicious. Serve warm as an hors d’oeuvre as finger food.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Bruschetta

June 12, 2019

Most asparagus bruschetta recipes use goats cheese. I tried this and it was okay but unremarkable, so I made a artichoke and cannellini bean puree to replace the cheese – it was much better.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Potato Samosas

June 12, 2019

This is an asparagus spin on a pea and potato samosa. I’ve held back on some of the spices to allow the asparagus to shine through.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Filo Tartlets

June 11, 2019

These little quiches are full of spring vegetables, served with a salad they would make a brilliant lunch or light supper.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Spring Roll

June 9, 2019

Spring rolls never fail to impress or delight. These rolls are designed to celebrate the asparagus season and although they taste deliciously Asian, you really can taste the asparagus. It works a treat.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus Summer Roll

June 7, 2019

Asian asparagus salad in a rice paper wrap – not your usual way with asparagus – but well worth the effort.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus, Jersey Royal and Parmesan Fritatta

June 4, 2019

Fresh asparagus is full of flavour and goodness – the perfect vegetable to celebrate the arrival of spring. Dairy, eggs, potatoes, Parmesan and parsley all marry well with tasty asparagus and come together to create this delicious frittata recipe.

Mr WDC
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Asparagus and Cheese Pastry Parcels

June 4, 2019

Three asparagus and pastry recipes. Choose from goats cheese and spinach, taleggio and mushroom, or gruyere. All are quite simple and ideal for a light lunch or supper – or make in advance for a party or a picnic.

Mr WDC
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White Asparagus, Butter Sauce, and Prawns

June 2, 2019

This is a spring asparagus dish – but not as we know it…

Mr WDC
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Shoulder of Pork with Potato Dumplings and Red Cabbage

May 30, 2019

This is the dish you can find at Seins’ Kingston branch called: Schweinebraten mit Kartoffelknödel und Rotkraut. I had if for my birthday meal with family and friends: it was a perfeect meal, in wonderful company.

Mr WDC
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German Hot Dog

May 30, 2019

This is one of my favourite things.

Mr WDC
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Weisswurst

May 26, 2019

One source indicates there are at least 43 categories of German sausage – and who knows how many further vatiations… I’m familiar with about 5. One of these is new for me – weisswurst – and well worth seeking out at your local German deli.

Mr WDC
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