Sunday, April 18, 2021


 Once the seasons begin to change, so does the produce.

And now it's asparagus season.

Now you may not love asparagus.

But you might not love baseball either.

In both cases you'd be wrong.

I'd forgive you but you'd still be wrong.

Win or lose, baseball is still a great game.

And with asparagus, you can't lose.

Only win.

So here is what I made today.

An asparagus, goat cheese, chive tart.

It's a slight adaption of a recipe by My Favorite Redhead, Melissa Clark, in the New York Times.

Her recipe is for an Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon tart.

But I didn't have any tarragon so I substituted chives from our back patio herb garden.

And I didn't have the called for crème fraiche so I substituted sour cream.

Both allowed for.

All I can say is that it was delicious.

The highest compliment came from my Number One in-house Chef, She Who Must Be Obeyed.

She said, "We will have this again!"


  1. As a youngster the stuff made me gag. Not anymore, I especially like it grilled.

  2. I'm making Irish beer bread tomorrow. When I'm done I'm going to buy some asparagus.

  3. You are right about Asparagus. Maybe a little less so about baseball, but it's still a good game.
    The Tart is something to look into. Looks delicious. And BTW, Asparagus raw, may be the best!

  4. That looks and sounds scrumptious. I love every ingredient in it!

  5. I love asparagus, the tart looks scrumptious.

  6. it looks delish, I popped over to look at the recipe to find out what the crust is. puff pastry is something i have never had, but will look for it in the store tomorrow. a way to have healthy pizza like cheese bread. i don't use spices or herbs but would like it without those.. if i had a man that would cook I would eat anything at all he cooked and nevr say a word. i the cheif cook and bottle washer since I was 10 which make sit 67 years, hate cooking with a passion... but this would be good and easy in the new oven

  7. We had grilled asparagus that had been marinated in a garlic concoction, delicious. Yours looks great also. I just wish someone else beside me here liked brussels sprouts.

  8. I love asparagus with all my heart and have tried to grow my own patch in multiple homes multiple times. I am sad to report that I suck at asparagus growing.

  9. I love asparagus! Haven't had it in a while, now that you mention it. I'll point this creation out to Dave!