Set the oven to 425° and select a roasting pan or baking tray. Snap off the stem ends of the asparagus. Toss the asparagus in olive oil and salt. Roast for 8-15 minutes depending on thickness. Just before serving, optionally add and toss to coat: black pepper, lemon juice, parmesan, or whole-grain mustard.
A brief version of this recipe appears in Autumn Salad with Roasted Squash, but this vegetable is so delicious I figured it was worth calling out separately. Purchase a medium or large butternut squash. Set the oven to 400-425°. Set out a large baking tray or roasting pan, optionally lined with a piece of baking parchment.
Roasting is an easy way to prepare any of the stalky brassica varieties, including broccoli, cauliflower, broccoflower, broccolini, and so forth. Preheat an oven to 400° or so. Prepare a baking sheet or shallow metal roasting pan. (Optionally lining it with foil or parchment simplifies cleanup.) Cut the brassicas into florets. (Broccolini stalks are so
For Thanksgiving this year, Piglet roasted two small turkeys instead of one, and was pleased with both the flavor and the shorter cooking time. Here’s her technique: The day before cooking, “dry brine” the turkey by rubbing it with half a cup of coarse salt and a mix of dried herbs and spices. Air-dry in