Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Roasted Asparagus with Dill and Goat Cheese

April 4, 2011

Asparagus I’m finally getting spring vegetables from my local farm subscription. This week, there was asparagus and fresh dill. I poked through various recipes for inspiration, but couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I made it up.

Roasted Asparagus with Dill and Goat Cheese

1 bunch asparagus
1 bunch fresh dill
1 oz goat cheese
olive oil
red wine vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Snap off asparagus ends and place asparagus on a baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with some chopped dill. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Roast in oven for 10-15 minutes to desired doneness, turning as needed.

Meanwhile, make a red wine vinaigrette and add fresh dill to taste.

When asparagus is done, remove from oven, and cut in half. Toss warm asparagus with vinaigrette and chunks of goat cheese. Serve.

CookieFest 2009

December 8, 2009

CookieFest 2009 was another resounding success. The product of our labors included:

  • One newborn (!!). We had one regular attendee missing due to her being otherwise occupied with Having a Baby. I suppose we can let that slide Just This Once.
  • Buttermilk cookies (thanks to Alyssa for pointing me to the recipe).
  • Three gingerbread houses (contrary to what the picture might indicate, we had not been drinking. It’s possible that we were a BIT punchy after 9 hours of nonstop cookie action).

Gingerbread house

  • Ginger spice cookies (wow. I think we followed the recipe on these)
  • Pumpkin spice cookies
  • Gingerbread (found in Joy of Cooking)
  • Rugelah (we used currents instead of raisins, hazelnuts instead of walnuts, and skipped the milk wash and sugar sprinkle)
  • Evil Oatmeal Cookies. Oh wait. That’s not their official name. They are actually Oatmeal Toffee Cookies, aka The Least Healthy Thing You Can Make with Oatmeal. Substitutions: for bittersweet chocolate, use chocolate chips (no chopping required), for toffee pieces, Heath bars
  • Triple-threat chocolate cookies (we omitted all those nasty nuts and increased flour slightly to compensate)
  • I think I might have forgotten one. It’s sort of a blur.

I am now officially ready for the holidays. We don’t even have to clean the house any more because we can distract visitors with cookies. LOTS of cookies.