Shallot-Pecan Asparagus

I meant it last week when I said that asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables.  Here's another way to prepare this spring veggie that is both quick and tasty. Gather Up: 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound), woody ends snapped off 1 shallot "clove" (this is half of one larger shallot bulb), sliced thin and … Continue reading Shallot-Pecan Asparagus

Cardamom-Clove Pecan Pear Salad

Every once in a while, you stumble across a combination that is not just incredible...it borders on divine.  Such is the case with the blend of spices that we incorporate into today's salad - cardamom and cloves.  Used in both the honey-candied coating on our pecans and in the zippy rice vinegar and shallot dressing, these two … Continue reading Cardamom-Clove Pecan Pear Salad