April 27

From Victory Farms

  • salad mix
  • carrots
  • scallions
  • spring chard

From Snead's Farm

  • asparagus

From Agriberry

  • strawberries

GRILLED ASPARAGUS WITH CAPER VINAIGRETTE

from CookingLight.com

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons capers, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup small basil leaves
Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Place asparagus in a shallow dish. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing well to coat. Place asparagus on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning after 2 minutes.

3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, vinegar, and next 3 ingredients (through garlic); stir with a whisk. Slowly pour remaining 2 tablespoons oil into vinegar mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in capers. Arrange asparagus on a serving platter; drizzle with vinaigrette, and sprinkle with basil.

Strawberry Shortcake


Adapted from Alice Waters’ “The Art of Simple Food”

Makes 6

4 CUPS STRAWBERRIES, HULLED AND SLICED
1/4 CUP SUGAR


Topping:

1 CUP HEAVY CREAM
1/2 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT
1 TABLESPOON SUGAR, OR TO TASTE
6 BAKED 2-INCH CREAM BISCUITS (RECIPE BELOW)
POWDERED SUGAR (OPTIONAL)
In a medium bowl, combine the strawberries and sugar.
Remove 1 cup of the strawberry mixture, and purée it in a blender or food processor. Return the purée to the rest of the strawberries; stir. Set aside at least 15 minutes.
In a standing mixer with the whisk attachment, whip together the cream, vanilla and sugar until it starts to form soft peaks.
Slice the Cream Biscuits in half. For each biscuit, spoon the strawberry mixture onto the bottom half, and add a dollop of whipped cream. Top with the other biscuit half, and dust it with powdered sugar.


Cream Biscuits
1 1/2 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1/4 TEASPOON SALT
4 TEASPOONS SUGAR (OPTIONAL)
2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER
6 TABLESPOONS (3/4 STICK) COLD BUTTER, CUT INTO SMALL PIECES
3/4 CUP HEAVY CREAM
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar (if using) and baking powder.
Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry blender or your fingertips. The pieces should be the size of small peas.
Measure cream; set aside 1 tablespoon. Add the remaining cream to the flour, and stir with a fork until the mixture just comes together. Lightly knead the dough a few times in the bowl, turn it out onto a lightly floured board, and roll out about 3/4 inch thick.
Cut six 2-inch circles or squares out of the dough. Reroll the scraps, if necessary.
Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment, and brush the tops with the tablespoon of cream.
Bake for 17 minutes or until golden and done.