11 April 2010

The I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook


I love Trader Joe's. I never thought of making it a career, though! Cherie Mercer Twohy did think of it and here is The I "heart" Trader Joe's Cookbook. Well, I must say I also heart Trader Joe's with the following caveat. EVERY time I find something I can't live without, Trader Joe's stops selling it and tells me that no one else bought it. I find that soooo hard to believe since I always bought the items such as yuzu honey, extra long spaghetti, Grana Pando cheese in it's own grater, the list goes on. My new favorite is pureed sweet potatoes in a can! My guess is I just bought the last of them as I am sure they will discontinue them by the next time I get to Trader Joe's.

Still, when I go to D.C. the thing I most want to visit is Trader Joe's.

Here is a fresh and easy summer dish that you will just love... and you don;t really have to shop at Trader Joe's to make it.

Roasted Asparagus with Hazelnuts and Clementines

1 (16-ounce) package fresh asparagus
drizzle of olive oil
handful of chopped hazelnuts
2 clementines, peeled and sliced (not sectioned)
salt and pepper
shaved Parmesan, for garnish

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the asparagus on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little olive oil. Roast 5 minutes. Scatter hazelnuts on top of asparagus and roast another 3-4 minutes. Place on serving plate and scatter clementine slices on top. Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper, and garnish with shaved Parmesan.

Now imagine how GREAT this would be with a bit of yuzu honey mixed into that olive oil and some Grana Pando cheese grated on the top from its own grater!!

4 comments:

  1. hi lucinda-
    how very exciting to see my book as your cookbook of the day! your remarks about tj's discontinuations of things ring so true! i was recently featured as a guest blogger on that very subject. here's a link, in case you'd like to read it-- http://blogs.kcrw.com/goodfood/2010/04/me-joe-a-love-story/
    i really advocate hoarding tj stuff you love. i'm embarrassed to tell you how many jars of corn salsa are in my pantry!
    i love your blog, and will be a frequent visitor. thanks again for featuring The I Love Trader Joe's cookbook!
    cheers!
    cherie

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  2. Cherie, Keep up the good work. I am down to that LAST jar of yuzu honey and I am distraught at the thought of opening it. Someone sent me an ad from Dean and Deluca, they were selling a yuzu honey at $19 a jar. It was $2.39 at Trader Joe's. What's a girl to do!!!

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  3. Hi I Love Trader Joe's cookbook i love your blog i was recently featured as a guest blogger on that very subject.thanks again for featuring The I Love Trader Joe's cookbook!
    cheers!

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  4. Hi I Love Trader Joe's cookbook i love your blog i was recently featured as a guest blogger on that very subject.thanks again for featuring The I Love Trader Joe's cookbook!
    cheers!

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