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  • April 6......Happy Asparagus Day!

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    Blogger of the Day: Devon at deli-cute-essen

    Asparagus season is here so buy a bunch when you’re veggie shopping. Tips…
    • Make sure the tips aren’t mushy and the spears aren’t wilty soft
    • Trim off the woody bottom ends…this is usually the hard white part on green asparagus
    • Wrap in wet paper towels then refrigerate in a plastic bag…use within 2 or 3 days
    • Crazy it up with purple or white asparagus if you can find it!
    • Buy fresh and local…check your farmers’ market!
    • Easy steaming…wrap half dozen spears in wet paper towels and microwave for about 4 minutes.
    • You can also sauté it, blanch it, boil & ice it or roast and pesto it like Devon does!

    Devon is a design-lovin’ crafty Canadian with a taste for all things pink and for vegan yumfulness too! Her Hazelnut Pesto and Asparagus Pasta hits delish on a sunnycool springtime day. :)

    Hazelnut Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus
    Ingredients:
    pasta of your choice
    asparagus
    cherry tomatoes
    peas
    lemon juice

    Hazelnut Pesto:
    roasted hazelnuts without skin
    fresh basil leaves
    clove of garlic
    lemon juice
    olive oil
    salt and pepper

    If you don’t have hazelnuts try cashews or whatever nuts you like. :)
    Details and directions at Hazelnut Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus
    According to the Rules of the Interwebs, you shouldn’t post someone else’s entire recipe, only part of it with a link to the rest, unless you’ve changed the recipe up bigtime.

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    In case you didn’t get enough caramel yesterday, today is also National Caramel Popcorn Day! Bring a bucketful to the next basball game! :)
    Devon’s Sea Salt & Caramel Popcorn

    Is asparagus on your springtime menu? How do you like to cook it? Have you ever been to an asparagus festival? 😉

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