Cafe Zupas next World Tour soup stop is bringing it back home to the USA, with a fresh, seasonal classic- Spring Asparagus Soup!
Here at Cafe Zupas, we pride ourselves in having an active test kitchen, and always strive to implement the best available seasonal ingredients into our featured recipes. Creating this creamy soup with bundles of fresh asparagus was no exception. Take a look at some of these fun, asparagus facts:
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Springtime in France means white asparagus–a local delicacy that never loses its allure, despite its annual appearance. Considered a real treasure, these thick, white stalks are coveted by chefs abroad and nearby–the bigger the better. In France, white asparagus runs about $3 or 4 a pound, but in the States, you’ll see it selling for around $10. If you can find it!
This variety of asparagus is white because unlike its green counterpart, it grows entirely unexposed to sunshine. The moment it begins peeking out of the ground, it starts turning violet at its tips. Given the sensitive nature of this vegetable, it’s often harvested at dawn, before the sun rises.
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Strawberries are starting to look ripe and ready to eat at the grocery stores. Nothing makes me happier than juicy red strawberries. I usually buy too many, but I can’t help myself when they look good and are on sale. I love eating strawberries right out of the carton, but I also like to make tasty recipes with my red berries.
Today I am sharing 12 strawberry recipes that are perfect for spring! So when you see strawberries at the store, stock up! You have some recipes to make!
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If there is one thing we can’t get enough of in my house, it’s strawberries. My daughter is literally obsessed with them. Everything always has to be strawberry flavored.
And since we are in strawberry season and the berries are sweet and juicy, there is no better time to celebrate the season with strawberry milkshakes. My kids go crazy for these, and there are only 3 ingredients!! This is a great recipe to stock up on strawberries for, as well. Since the berries are frozen, you can freeze up all the delicious berries right now to save for when the season is over!
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Avocados are available at most grocery stores and markets year round, but we are just entering the prime season for the varieties of avocados that are widely available at stores. They are one of my favorite fruits, and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
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I adore pumpkin this and pumpkin that and certainly don’t hold this delicious ingredient to just Thanksgiving. Pumpkin is wonderful throughout the remainder of the holiday season and even through early Spring (if you’re a fan like I am). Today, I’d like to share with you a festive spiced cake that will take brighten any holiday dessert buffet thanks to a silky, white chocolate glaze and bright green pepitas. True to form, this cake boasts a slight peppery taste thanks to the addition of quatres épices (I told you I’d be making a lot with this delicious, French spice blend!). This Spiced Pumpkin Cake with a White Chocolate and Toasted Pepita Glaze is a moist, semi-dense cake (my favorite) and is best served with a cup of hot, herbal tea.
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Every year, I look forward to the day that I see those boxes full of clementines hit the store shelves. I love oranges, but I love this little easy to peel fruit even more. They are super sweet, and the perfect size for a snack!
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Homemade pumpkin puree is simple to make, and is much tastier than the canned option, isn’t that always the case!
There are only a few steps to making pumpkin puree, and you can use it in all your favorite recipes!
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I love a good apple pie. But sometimes you need something simple. Something that you can make on a weeknight. Something that you can throw together with items from your pantry.
These Easy Apple Dumplings are exactly that. Easy, full of apple flavor, and as long as you have apples on hand, I’m guessing that you have everything else on hand so you could throw these together on a moment’s notice.
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I have been taking full advantage of peach season, some of the best local produce in my opinion. I decided to make some fresh peach sauce to put on ice cream, yogurt, cheesecake, pancakes, waffles, you name it. It is so fresh and so tasty! I have been putting it on just about everything.
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