May Asparagus Recipe Roundup

May Asparagus Recipe Roundup

Did you know:  Asparagus is technically a type of grass? 

Yep.  It’s an extremely delicious, edible, versatile type of grass.  A wonder-grass, if you will.  And this month, May, is officially Asparagus month!

Anyway, because I so love this deliciously edible embodiment of spring, I have developed a few different recipes that capture it’s flavor the best!  I also have a couple recipes brought to you by blogger friends of mine for you as well.

But first.  My everyday favorite recipe.

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Springtime Tuna Noodle Casserole

Springtime Tuna Noodle Casserole

Spring has sprung.  The groundhog knows it, my allergies know it, and the farmers’ markets/grocery stores know it too.   I’m sure you can guess which one of the three I am thinking of today.  No, we’re not going to discuss my sneezing or the furry animal. 

I’m talking about the amazing asparagus.  There are piles of it at my local market right now, and I’m telling you, they were practically giving it away.  I bought like four bushels.  Is that the right term?  Bushel?  Probably not, but...

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Butternut Squash + Asparagus Pizza

Butternut Squash + Asparagus Pizza

Arizona is one of those places that go through its seasonal changes indoors, rather than out.  Sitting here, eating these soft little pumpkin cookies and a salad decked with such items as pumpkin seeds, turkey-bacon, and sweet potato, I can’t help but realize my kitchen is the actual source of these seasonal changes.  (I hope that someday soon you will see this salad and batch of cookies, but I seem to be eating faster than I photograph!)

So now I’m just beside myself with excitement for this season.  I love fall.  Who doesn’t?  I’ll be the first to buy up the pumpkins...

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