Thanks to the fine weather the English asparagus season has started well, although a shortage of rain could soon cause problems. Our organic asparagus is from a farm near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, this week’s lettuces are from Lincolnshire and the cucumbers are from East Yorkshire. Our organic mushrooms are from Norfolk; a bit further away, but it’s actually quite hard to find UK grown mushrooms these days; most of the production has moved to Ireland, Holland and Poland where costs are lower. It’s encouraging to see more local produce arriving again, but we are still a few weeks away from the start of the English new potatoes, and carrots and onions aren’t usually harvested until midsummer. This week’s new potatoes and carrots are from Spain, and the onions are Dutch. Larger boxes have pak choi from Lancashire.
If you only have a small bunch of asparagus this is a good way of stretching it to feed several people. The spears can be arranged artfully on top of the eggs and a blast of heat from the grill helps bring out their flavour. Don’t worry if you don’t have new potatoes; add 200g sliced mushrooms with the onion ...
Asparagus and New Potato Frittata ( for 4)
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