Quick Weeknight Recipes · Simple and In Season

Be Okay

Spring Orzo

The garden is still alive!  The herbs are already perking up and the tomatoes aren’t dead so I’m going to call the first week of my new raised garden a success.   In addition to the tomatoes my garden this year features: two types of eggplant, crookneck squash, zucchini, bell peppers, cayenne peppers, and a hodgepodge of herbs.  I’m also in talks with a co-worker and might be getting a few of his raspberry bushes, which will be going in their own isolated bed so that they don’t take over the entire garden.  I’m hoping that this garden will do well enough to give me the motivation (kick-in-the-pants) to start doing a winter garden.  That way I can start growing my own spinach, chard, kale, and cauliflower…or at least that’s the plan.

This recipe features one of the my favorite three greens, along with some of the fresh asparagus that is starting to pop up at the local markets.  At first I was going to use kale to make the “pesto” but was afraid it might overpower the asparagus and went with baby spinach instead.  Since then I have made some kale pesto and think that it might have worked, but I’m glad I used the spinach.

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I’m also submitting this recipe to the May Simple and in Season Event which is being hosted by Urvashi over at Botanical Baker.  Simple and in Season was started by the amazing Ren over at Fabulicious Food one year ago, so a Happy Happy Birthday to Simple and in Season!

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