Monday afternoon I went to the asparagus farm, only one more visit left and it will be all over. I will proceed to grouse about it for the rest of the year. Just checking the calendar, I might just get two visits in before they shut down. They had strawberries so I bought some which we ate for supper - deelicious, had English double cream with them too. It is available in small quantities in a glass pot. Not cheap mind you not is it a dieter's friend. We also ate a pasta dish somewhat similar to the recipe below. Mine was made with Philly cheese though. I must try this with the goat cheese, I do love that taste.
Today, we have our foot nurse calling then we are going to lunch with friends, bet you can't guess where? Yeah, you're right,Mandarin Unfortunately, or fortunately, not sure which, we are going again next Tuesday to meet up with the friend who couldn't make it last week. I just joined their online community. Think this is going to be a kind of panel. We will see.
A recipe I found over the weekend.
Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta
As it turns out, goat cheese makes a really great quick, creamy pasta sauce. And whether you blanch your pasta with asparagus or you swap in fava beans or string beans or seriously, you name it, this
1 lb spiral-shaped pasta
1 lb slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbs finely grated lemon peel
2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon plus more for garnish
1 5- to 5 1/2-ounce log soft fresh goat cheese (the pre-crumbled stuff will not melt as well)
Fresh lemon juice to taste (optional)
1. Cook your pasta in a large pot of well-salted water until it is almost tender, or about three minutes shy of what the package suggests. Add asparagus and cook until firm-tender, another two to three minutes. Drain both pasta and asparagus together, reserving one cup of pasta water.
2. Meanwhile, combine olive oil, lemon peel, tarragon and cheese in a large bowl, breaking up the goat cheese as you put it in. Add hot pasta and asparagus to bowl, along with a couple slashes of the pasta water. Toss until smoothly combined, adding more pasta water if needed. Season generously with salt and pepper, and lemon juice if you feel it needs a little extra kick
Source: Adapted from Bon Appétit
Have a great day