This Friday on WCAX Channel 3 at 6:40am, I will be teaching you how to cook one of my favorite asparagus recipes (watch last segment on TV). After that I will head to JP's restaurant in Essex Junction where I will be live on the radio with Nolan & Tara (listen live at The Star 92.9) and having breakfast with one of my colleges from the new Five Corners Farmers' Market. We will be discussing the new farmers market in Essex Junction. Opening day is June 18th 4:30-7:30 and every Friday after that until October 18th. I will be doing a cooking demonstration opening day!
Burlington Free Press article: "The smoky smell of the woodstove mingled with the smoky scent of dried chili peppers in the Essex Junction home of Courtney Contos
and Jim Waite on a recent cool Saturday afternoon.
Wrapped in a bright flowered apron emblazoned with a portrait of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, Contos juggled a stove full of pots in preparation for a Mexican-themed dinner party the couple was hosting that evening. Ceramic pots of black beans and a brick-red chili pepper sauce were among the dishes sitting on the eight-burner Wolf stove. The stove was..."
Enjoy the food spring has to offer: asparagus, watercress, fiddlehead ferns, & dandelion to name a few. One of my favorite ways to eat dandelion greens is in pesto, instead of basil use washed whole dandelion greens. Try it!