Can anyone tell me what this dish is? I know it’s called an Asparagus Torta…but what is it?
I’ve been carrying this recipe around for a few years now, it was printed on the little twist-tie that goes around a bunch of asparagus. It’s a simple little recipe, with a lot of eggs and parmesan like a frittata. But it also calls for a lot of breadcrumbs, giving it a texture similar to southern cornbread dressing or spoon bread. It’s tasty! Dare I say it’s almost like a savory brownie? That might be going a little far.
I’m a pretty good Google searcher, but the best I’ve been able to come up with so far is that it’s likely Italian in origin. I’m categorizing this torta under “Brunch” because it tastes like an egg dish I’d enjoy for breakfast or lunch (and, in fact, I did), or an appetizer, but I could also see it as a dinner side dish. But I’m still really curious to learn when it’s supposed to be served. Did someone at the asparagus company just make this up, or is this type of torta really a “thing” somewhere in the world? If you have any insights, please share!
I’ve started this post precisely one zillion times. How could it possibly take that many attempts to write up some simple Skillet Green Beans and Bacon? Because, to be honest, my mind has been occupied with lots of other things – national tragedies, tough stuff closer to home. It’s kind of hard to get going about green beans.
I don’t know about you, but I could use a good dose of perspective right about now. I recently found some in the form of photos captured by my kids. If you’re ever curious to know what the world looks like through the eyes of children, may I suggest supplying them with a camera. I finally downloaded the 212 photos that my 3- and 5-year old have snapped on their little Fisher-Price digital camera over the past year. The images, blurred by overexcited photographers, are…refreshing. The major themes are: selfies, toys, food on their plate, what’s on TV, the buildings we pass on the way to school and mommy (me). Really, it’s the simple things.
I thought I’d share a few of them here – no editing or cropping, these are the real deal.
One of my greatest joys of motherhood is having the chance to view the world through the wide eyes of my two little kids. Everything…everything is so much more fun and exciting and vibrant to them. Especially something as simple as strawberry picking.
I’ve driven past the family-owned U-Pick strawberry fields in Carlsbad for years, but I’ll be honest – the thought of my little kids (particularly my 3-year old little boy) streaming down the rows of ripe red berries gave me a little pause. But this year, I mustered up the courage to bring the kids strawberry picking. You know what? It was actually kind of a breeze (and we got an amazing Strawberry Banana Bread out of it!).