14 April 2014

asparagus tartine.



The other day I went to Mustard's for the first time. I have lived just a few miles up from it for over a year now, have heard rave reviews but never bothered to go because I just assumed it was some fancy place. Like so many around here, where a plain salad is one of their only vegetarian options and I don't feel like paying an arm and a leg for one.

I've been hanging out with one of my old work buddies, and he kept telling me how Mustards had the best veggie burger. I didn't know how good the best was going to be since normally a 'veggie' burger any where was the same frozen boca burger that it nothing special. So we finally made the trek a few miles down the road and got split a few of the veggie dishes. Asparagus tartine, salad and a veggie burger. And it was one of the best tasting meals I have had in a while. The veggie burger was amazing, no frozen patty in sight, just a mound of onions and mushrooms with the usual accompaniments in a giant bun. 

Definitely a contender for the best in my book. But my favorite part of the meal, apart from the alcoholic beverages to start, was the asparagus tartine. Perfectly tender asparagus sitting atop Bellwether farm ricotta, which taste not like any other ricotta on the market, with a crusty, toasted bread slice holding it all up. Simple and pure perfection. I instantly probably yelled out some obscenity and proclaiming that I need to eat this everyday. 

So I made my 'homemade' version this weekend. Definitely not as good, but will suffice until the next Mustard's outing. I didn't get my bread as crusty, the ricotta wasn't Bellwether and I don't think I still know when asparagus is done. And that was about all I did this weekend. My head was pounding, I would go from hot to cold within a few minutes and just generally wanted to pass out. But after lots of nyquil and various other pills, I am finally feeling less like I'm dying. 

So there was your recipe within the story and you don't really need one anyways. Get some good bread, cover it with cheese and throw on some roasted veg. You will make any vegetarian's day. 

























The entire time I was taking photo's, Christmas was doing this. 





16 comments:

P.S.Photography said...

Great story telling pictures ,
I really love she last one !
Take care ,
Patricia

Kezia said...

This is such a beautiful idea! I love asparagus so I'll definitely been trying this soon. Your kitty is so cute:)

Debjani said...

Where I live, St. John's, Newfoundland, spring hasn't arrived. We have very short summers and our local veggies are not very diverse. It is so lovely to read about the summer vegetable markets and see fresh vegetables on blogs. I live vicariously for now. You photos are beautiful and your food very welcoming.

NN Bartley said...

Gorgeous photos. (As always)
Love the kitten.

Eileen said...

No, kitty, that sandwich is for the humans! :) This sounds so simple and perfect for a nice spring lunch.

Cintia Soto said...

Your photos are stunning, but Christmas got my heart. :)

Skyline Spirit said...

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J.S. @ Sun Diego Eats said...

Love Christmas' cameo :) My cat is always trying to sneak a bite of everything when I'm trying to photograph it. I long ago gave up trying to forbid her from the dining table and now just resort to cropping out the occasional kitty snout that shows up in the corner of my pictures...

Sophie Harriet said...

Looks absolutely delectable! I feel like you would love the Avoca cookery books - Avoca is an Irish business that has the most sensational cafes and restaurants, and your food reminds me of theirs (beautifully presented, fresh and tasty). Keep up the amazing recipes - I love them!

Maite SweetFood said...

Looks amazing!! =)

ami@naivecookcooks said...

First timer here! Love the way you write, your photography is amazing and that little cute tiny christmas!!! I love it!

Greta said...

I always love your photography so much. Your staging and background is so amazing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful images with the world ;c) The cat image just melted my heart on cuteness!!
Plus who doesn't love a great asparagus recipe- yum!

Lindy Jacoby | Nuance Design said...

Love your photography & your cat. That photo is adorable! I can't wait to try some of your recipes, they look so yummy.

Simi J said...

Great photograohy !

Thalia @ butter and brioche said...

ugh these tartines look like heaven.. love a good asparagus recipe. thanks for sharing!