Cream of Asparagus Soup

Soup Service

I love asparagus season.  Asparagus season is springtime.  It’s the time of year when the snow is all melted and you wear a coat when you leave the house in the morning only to wish you’d just worn a jacket by mid-afternoon.  I always imagine the tender tips of the asparagus stalks starting to pierce the ground into the very last bits of snow piled up on a garden plot somewhere.  Lovely image, isn’t it? 

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Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Pie

Finished Pie Two Thirds[2]

Pie is not my favorite of desserts.  We’ve discussed this before.  I’m not sure why, but when I think of a southern dinner, I usually think about making a pie.  There are an awful lot of famous southern desserts that aren’t a pie – coconut cake, red velvet cupcakes, peach cobbler – but I think the best ones are pies.  Pecan.  Chess.  Sweet Potato.  The south knows how to do pie.

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Black Lentil Salad with Roasted Tomato, Basil and Onion

Diagonal Salad Plate

Maybe the very easiest way for me to gain three pounds is to eat lunch out every day during a week.  Without fail I’ll get on the scale and find that I weigh three pounds more on Friday than I did on Monday.  There’s lots of reasons for this: I eat more when I eat out, I’m not totally in control of the ingredients in what I eat, and I make worse choices about what I’m going to eat generally. Solution?  Try to bring lunch as many times each week as I can.

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Classic Fudge Brownies

Brownie Stack Plate

We’re coming up fast on one year of blogging in the Milk Glass Kitchen.  A whole year!  That’s crazy!  It’s already been nine months and I have learned so much in just that short period of time.  One of the most interesting things I’ve started to learn – but have not mastered by any sense of the word – is what makes a post popular and what makes one….. well, not so popular.  Want to know what posts are most popular?  Baking posts.  Like this one. 

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