The month of April has gifted us with Asparagus and Strawberries. Both feel like patiently waited for gifts. This is the essence of Whealfood , we love produce when it first comes into season because it is a symbol of where we are in the year and we have a huge sense of appreciation for ingredients that we have to wait for . It makes our lives exciting because our ingredients are constantly changing, governed by the seasons. We make the most of what we have, this makes us think outside of the box to create new recipes , but when a new ingredient pops up we immediately get more inspiration and excited. It expands the combinations ,the possibilities and adds another ingredient to our adventure. Lucky for us we have local farmers who have worked hard to make sure that we get great quality, organic asparagus and strawberry’s that tastes so much better then a lot of the stuff we get from the supermarkets. I popped down to my Ye Old faithful – the Cornish Food Box and was greeted with the amazing Cornish produce that is used in this recipe.
The sun has been out in Cornwall so we have been scouring the land for new bbq spots. Asparagus is amazing on the BBQ and I will be posting a recipe for bbq asparagus in the next few weeks. The beauty of asparagus is that it can be a great centre piece of a meal, an alternative to meat and it goes well with so many accompaniments. It is high in umami and tastes amazing when combined with other ingredients that possess umami. One of these ingredients is cheese. Melted cheese and soft asparagus combined together is a satisfying combination ,a umami match made made in heaven.
There has been some surf this weekend. For some reason I crave Mexican food after I surf. Food that is exciting, filling and adventurous. So as I had purchased a load of asparagus and cheese from the Cornish Food Box I decided to make asparagus Quesadillas. They will ,as always be made from 100% Cornish Produce which means making my our flour tortillas, using my favourite Cornish Bakehouse flour. This makes more rustic tortillas with alot more flavour than a plain white flour tortilla. I wonder if these will be the only asparagus quesadillas that have been made from 100% Cornish Produce?