Asparagus with Curried Honey Mustard Vinaigrette


A Springtime Soirée.

My friend Patsy and I have a little tradition of setting a date then seeing what we have in our fridge, freezer, or pantries to create an evening of delicious Small Bites. It might be a cup of pintos, salmon, broccoli, olives, soup, cheese…even when it feels like I have nothing special to bring somehow between us the combination of treats works perfectly together. It’s amazing what abundance can happen when sharing. Without fail they have all been delicious meals, though some have been particularly spectacular.


This was one of those particularly spectacular meals. The timing was perfect for us both as early spring can be grey, muddy, and bleak before the obvious signs of life are visible. Lobster tails, an orange wild rice salad, asparagus with a curried honey mustard sauce, and creme brûlée for the conclusion of the evening…I don’t even need to say it but I will: it was divine. We enjoyed the evenings for at least five hours with copious amounts of laughing, eating, and all around good hygge.

It’s good to have friends that love food!


It’s good to have friends. 




A couple images of another SPRING to keep you going during these grey days…




Asparagus with Curried Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4-8 minutes


Wash, then slice off the tough ends of: 

1 pound Asparagus

Steam or blanch the asparagus 4-8 minutes depending on the amount, thickness and preferred doneness. 


Whisk together: 

1 Tablespoon Mustard—Dijon, Yellow, or your favorite

1 Tablespoon Honey

2 Tablespoons Champagne or White Wine Vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Curry powder of your choice

Drizzle in while whisking until emulsified:

1/4 cup Olive Oil


Plate the steamed asparagus and drizzle with the vinaigrette. 

Topping ideas:

  • Toasted Hazelnuts or Walnuts
  • Hard Boiled Egg, chopped
  • Fresh Dill and Parsley
  • Edible Flowers




Every spring my sisters and I converge for a long weekend of hanging out, eating, laughing, and whatnot. My sister Sarah took this incredible photo a few years ago at one of these gatherings—it’s one of my favorites. Another Sisters Weekend is upon us so it seemed time to revisit and enjoy this delectable image.



“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.”


~ Kahlil Gibran





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