I am sitting here eating a plate of asparagus.
I eat asparagus every day at this time of year...
and then not again until the following spring.
There is nothing quite as delicious as fresh asparagus...
and the secret is in the preparation.
(Although, I have to admit... I love it raw as well.)
No water ever touches my asparagus.
I sauté it on top of the stove in a little EVOO, or I roast it in the oven...
that way it always has a little crunch to it and tastes heavenly fresh!
We even eat asparagus in our omelets.
If you like asparagus, consider planting some roots in your garden,
and you, too, can enjoy this once-a-year delicacy.
I never buy asparagus in the grocery store.
By the time it reaches the store, it has traveled so many miles and spent so many days
out of the soil that it looses most all of its nutritional value
as well as its sublime taste.
So.... if you can... grow your own... or at least buy local.
Your taste buds will thank you!
I have been spending every spare moment gardening lately.
There is nothing that I find quite as rewarding as growing and then harvesting my own produce.
To watch life emerge from the ground out of a tiny seed...
and then grow into a huge bio-mass...