Cucumber Yogurt Chill

Peel and slice 4-5 small pickle cukes into a medium sized bowl. Add 1/2 red onion, finely minced. Season with celery salt, cracked black pepper, dill weed, to taste. Toss with 1 cup plain yogurt, a little red wine vinegar. Refrigerate.   Side Hill Farm yogurt from Western Massachusetts is great.

Spring Herbs Couscous

Serves 4 as a side dish. In a casserole dish, pour 1 cup dry couscous. Add 2-3 fresh basil leaves chiffonnade. Add fresh cut sliced garlic chives, oregano, thyme to taste. Add dry cracked red pepper flakes. Add your other favorite fresh garden herbs to taste. In a medium skillet, sauté sliced scallions and a…

Veal Asparagus Rollatini

1 1/2 lbs. (Frigo’s in Springfield, Mass. or Citarella on the UWS in NYC) milk-fed veal cutlets pounded to 1/8″ thick. Spread light coating of anchovy paste and butter on each cutlet. Put 2-3 Hadley grass (Spring asparagus) tips on each cutlet. Add shredded cheese of your choice. Fontina. Asiago. Romano. Comté. Whatever’s in the…

Pioneer Valley Spring Supper

Serves 2. In a heavy oval skillet, sauté Hatfield bacon until crispy. Add Hadley grass tips. Add julienned Florence farmstand yellow or orange bell pepper. Brown. Whisk together 4 fresh Williamsburg eggs with Side Hill Farm milk. Add to skillet and stir until eggs are set on the bottom. Season with cracked black pepper and…

First Hadley Grass!

Finally here! The best day of the year. Farm stand opens with Hadley grass. The Pioneer Valley’s world-renowned asparagus. Steam it. Roast it. Break it where it naturally splits. Never peel it. Steamed: I like to steam it until still firm. Blanche with cold water to stop cooking. Serve with vinegar & oil, cracked black…