Spring asparagus season is short and sweet but its here! Beautiful green stems bursting with earthy flavours.
Welcome to #COOKBLOGSHARE 2020 Week 19 and a choice of delicious asparagus recipes.
#CookBlogShare is a weekly link party where recipes are shared, we comment on each other’s cooking creations and generally indulge in all things food related! If you’ve got a recipe to share then this is the place to show it off!
Your host for next week will be over to Louise at A Strong Coffee so head over there next week to see more recipes.
If you are new to this link party then take a few minutes to read the guidelines below before joining us. You are welcome to share your old and new recipes as there is no specific theme and all recipes are welcome.
Thank you to everyone who contributed last week and shared their recipes with us. We were spoilt for choice with so many lovely dishes to add to our list of makes & bakes.
Whats happening at Lost in Food?
We still find ourselves in uncertain times. On a positive note, our website has continued to grow as people find themselves at home with more time to cook, plan and try new recipes.
We reached a milestone along the way as well, you will notice that there are now ads appearing on the site.
You might question why? In the simplest of terms, it means we can continue to keep the site updated with lots of new recipes and continue to ensure they are reaching you all for free. Just like a food magazine, adverts allow us to fund the website. A big thank you to all our readers for getting us to this point.
Adjusting to working apart
Like many others, we are attempting to home school our children, keep active and keep working.
While Lesley & I normally work from home on our website we also spend a great deal of time together cooking and photographing. Due to the current situation, we’ve been unable to do that recently, therefore we’ve had to adapt.
Sometimes there are challenges, rescheduling recipes, quickly making sure that we both have the same ingredients to hand to trial recipes and ultimately photograph them. We have tried to take it in our stride, but like all others, we are missing family and friends. As a result, it has forced us to cook differently and not take ingredients for granted.
Delicious and healthy grains
We are creatures of habit sometimes in our house and stick to potatoes, pasta and steamed rice with most meals.
Shopping less often has encouraged the use of more grains in our meals. My daughters are also cooking more and willing to try new ideas.
Our recent post for Bulgar Wheat Risotto with Asparagus, Pea and Pancetta was one of those recipes that forced us to work differently! It’s a delicious fresh change from a rice risotto. Its proving very popular on the site just now.
Lesley trialled the recipe, tweaked to her liking, then sent the instructions for me to make, test and photograph. Different working methods but job done and dinner in both houses!
This post from Feast Glorious Feast on how to cook couscous was perfect for sharing with my daughters as they want to learn more. Light and fluffy with detailed instructions its ideal to encourage anyone to use more grains.
Another recipe that popped out to me to encourage my daughters into the kitchen is this Spicy Prawn & Chorizo Rice from Farmersgirl Kitchen. I always have some frozen prawns and a package of chorizo in my fridge. My daughters both love these flavours so I have saved for them to make.
Spring Seasonal Asparagus
Asparagus season is very short lived. We are lucky in the North East to have a wonderful local availability of asparagus. The bold, earthy flavour not to mention the vibrancy epitomises spring on a plate for me.
I’m jealous of Midge’s inheritance of an asparagus bed. It takes time for an established crop and hers looks amazing this year. The Peachick Bakery brings us this gorgeous and seasonal Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad with Vegan Cheesy Toasts. This is spring on a plate and definitely worth a try.
A love for asparagus is shared by other foodie bloggers. Taste Botanical shares with us this tasty looking Asparagus Quiche. As readers will know I have my own chickens and always have a delicious supply of fresh eggs. This quiche will be perfect for an evening meal and leftover lunches.
Also on our site is this recipe for Potato, Asparagus & Bacon Salad. This warm salad uses new potatoes, perfect for Jersey Royal season. We’ve added chicken and bacon to turn this into an easy mid week meal either for lunch or dinner.
#COOKBLOGSHARE 2020 WEEK #18
Are you a blogger and interesting in joining in with CookBlogShare? Then read on for how to get involved.
Link up your recipe, sweet or savoury, or any foodie post to the #CookBlogShare link party. Just click the blue ‘Add your link‘ button below and follow the instructions.
- Include this party’s link in your post (so everyone else can find it).
- Add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (see the NEW code below).
- Help us comment on some of the other recipes linked up here, share the love and have fun!Its that easy!
- You can also post your recipes on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
We’ll visit all the blogs participating in the link party and share your recipes across all the major social media channels as well as pin them on to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. If you tweet a link to your recipe to us, @LostinF00d, using #CookBlogShare we’ll do my best to retweet it!
Please use #Cookblogshare hashtag when sharing you’re recipes on Instagram – we can ‘swap’ more ‘likes’ and comments.
Just a quick reminder. If joining us you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media.
Finally thank you for sharing your recipes with #CookBlogShare! We will do our best to get over to read them all and comment over the coming week.
Your host next week will be Louise at A Strong Coffee.