Dining At Aphrodite’s Table

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Ah…Mighty Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust, said to drive suitors mad with desire. For centuries scientists have searched for the magic potion capable of unleashing the full force of human fertility, sexual potency, and sexual desire. Flash forward to modern times where specialized fields of medicine treat both impotence and infertility and the term […]

Green Asparagus Salad

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Easy and delicious recipe! Cooking Time: 30 minutes Work level: Easy Ingredients 2 lb(s) fresh green asparagus spears, 1/2 – 3/4 in diameter, peeled 1/2 red bell pepper 1/2 yellow bell pepper 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp medium hot mustard 2 garlic clove(s), minced 1/2 tsp salt […]

A New Take on Sweet & Sour – Spring-Into-Summer Salad with Strawberries, Asparagus & Pickles

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What do strawberries and pickles have in common? More than you’d think! In honor of spring shading (sunning?) into summer, I thought I’d try making a seasonal sweet-and-sour salad by tossing together strawberries and pickles. Roasted asparagus and Romaine lettuce provided the backdrop, and a creamy Dijon dressing tied it all together. It’s simple and […]

Spring Green = Delicious Soup

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It’s almost summer, things are finally green, and I’m actually excited about mowing the lawn again.  It’s a lot better than shoveling snow! Or mopping the basement floor with an old towel when the heavy early-spring rains hit and you get water in places you don’t want to get water.  Hot summer days sound pretty […]

Asparagus Spring Debut

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Ah spring! The deep snow blanketing Michigan may make thoughts of spring seem like a distant dream, but the abundance of spring produce appearing in local markets heralds the coming of warmer (and sunnier!) days. Asparagus, one of nature’s most nutritionally dense and well-balanced veggies, is also one of the first to make its spring […]