Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

We eat so much asparagus during the short season that I try to come up with a variety of ways to prepare it. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus is a big hit around here. It’s really easy but it looks impressive and there are never any leftovers.

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Spinach Salad with Maple Roasted Pecans and Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

The best thing about this salad is the pecans. You toss them with some maple syrup, roast them in the oven and they turn into something that resembles candy.  CANDY! In a SALAD. The combination of roasted pecans with creamy blue cheese and crunchy green pear is genius! I wish I’d come up with this myself.

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Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Spinach and Leeks

If you ask people what their least favourite vegetable is, I’ll bet the top two answers are Brussels sprouts and spinach. This creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Spinach and Leeks just may win over a few haters. With zesty goat cheese and a crunchy Parmesan topping, who would be able to resist?

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad is a simple recipe that has a fantastic flavour and only takes a few minutes to prepare. It’s best when the ingredients are fresh and in season. You can add cooked pasta and extra dressing to make a greek pasta salad, or you can add lettuce and make it a tossed salad. So this is actually 3 recipes for the price of one! And best of all you don’t even need to measure the salad ingredients because the amounts don’t have to be exact.

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Corn and Edamame Salad with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

The local corn and tomatoes are in full swing!  Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs when we buy corn.  This is an excellent recipe to use up leftover cooked corn.  It’s also a great idea when you have different sizes of tomatoes ripe in the garden at the same time.

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