Roasted Asparagus


I have been really slacking at my blog lately.  Work was pretty crazy, and since it calmed down a week ago, I made sure to make up lost time with friends, at happy hours, in the sun, and working out… pretty much anything but being at a computer for additional time.  But I want to get back in the swing of things (yes, blogging at my computer is more fun than working at my computer!)  Side note: I read all these other blogs, and I am just amazed at how they keep up with it.

Anyways, it is the start of a new month (my favorite month too) and decided to start with something simple and in season.  Because asparagus is just in season, I picked up a fresh bunch and lucky me, it was selling at a GREAT deal.  I love me some sales!  It’s always best to buy foods when they are in season because by doing so, you will get the most flavor and freshness as well as the best price.

What’s in Season in April?

  • Artichokes
  • Arugula (Rocket)
  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Chives
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Onions
  • Turnips

That is just a short list of the foods in season now.  I am so excited for all the fruits that are starting to come into season.  There is nothing better than those ripe strawberries that you can buy at stands off the freeway and are warm from the sun, or fresh oranges on a hot summer day!

Usually, I pan-cook my asparagus, but I opted to roast them for the first time.  It was very simple, and I’m not even lying… I almost ate the ENTIRE bunch, it was so good!  I refrained, and was only able to save about 7 spears 😉

Roasted Asparagus
1. Clean and cut ends off of the spears
2.  Lay on a foiled dish pan
3.  Brush with a little bit of olive oil and garlic
4.  Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper
5.  Place in the oven at 425 degrees for about 11-12 minutes
6.  Sprinkle goat cheese, if you like!

Seasoned, raw asparagus
freshly roasted

topped with goat cheese
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