Good friends of ours moved away last year. They didn't go far. They still live in St. Paul. But they have gone from being a block away to about two miles away. It's distant enough that we don't see or run into our friends very often. Last weekend we visited them in their new (fabulous old) home and I took along some small bites; a couple of my favorites -- individual spinach-bacon tarts with gruyère and roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. I'm hoping to make platters like this soon for alfresco dining (while trying to ignore the forecast for next week of rain mixed with snow!).
• Recipe for SPINACH-BACON TART
• Recipe for ROASTED, PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED ASPARAGUS
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