Saturday, May 31, 2008

Farmer's Market Education

There are very few foods that I don't like. Until just recently asparagus was one of them. When I don't like a food I find it best to search out the best possible specimen and simply prepare it. This is what I did with the asparagus. I found some amazing asparagus at the Baltimore's Farmer's Market a few weeks ago and roasted them simply in the oven with good salt, olive oil, and pepper. The thinness and freshness of the asparagus made them taste sweet and crisp after roasting. Just wonderful. I went back this week and was happy to see that the same eastern shore farmers had more this week. They have two kinds one are long and thin and the other are shorter and fatter. I so far prefer the thin ones but I hope I will grow to love them all. I spoke with the farmer and explained my previous aversion to asparagus. He said that compost is the key to making them sweet. I asked him if I could take a picture and like a proud dad he inspected the pile and then smiled. I love a proud farmer!

Friday, May 30, 2008

My very first post

Hello Readers,

This is a very exciting time for me. I have found this great medium to share my obsession with cooking, food and my love of life. This is my first blog and will be used as a practice to improve my writing and photography skills. I plan like many other blogs to contribute great personally tested recipes, cooking tools that I love, restaurant experiences, and beautiful pictures that will keep you coming back to see whats new. I hope to learn from other food blogs and perfect it. I want this site to be top on the list for beauty and trusted information. Thank you for reading, enjoy!