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Asparagus Tart

asparagus tart

Asparagus, the quintessential spring vegetable, shines in this delectable tart.

Makes 8 servings

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded
2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 medium garlic clove, minced
1 pound slender asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
10 teaspoons ricotta, drained
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400°F.…

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Our Seasonal Pick: The Waiting Game

Photo by Teresa Rafidi

One year, my father, a dentist by day who devoted much of each spring and summer to gardening on the weekends, declared that he would plant asparagus. It was unheard of, and demonstrated a wild streak that usually manifested itself in afternoon motorcycle rides (until my mom insisted he sell it) or flights above the city in his blue-and-white Cessna, a two-seater that both terrified and thrilled me.…

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The Master Growers of B and G’s Garden

STORY BY KIM PIERCE • PHOTOGRAPHY BY TERESA RAFIDI

If you’re a master gardener who loves growing fruits and vegetables, who connects powerfully to the land, how do you up your game?

Try full-on farming.

“I started out with a disc and a little tractor,” says Ben Walker, the “B” in B and G’s Garden.…

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