Monday, April 23, 2012

If it's asparagus, it must be spring!

Good gravy...who slipped this new Blogger format in here?!

This past weekend, we got our first *real* asparagus harvest.
We had 2 little spears last week, but they were surprisingly not sweet. We were eager for our first full-meal harvest to see if it's our usual yummy veggie.

Hubby cooked it with butter and seasoning salt and served it with "mexi-burgers". The verdict is: pretty darned delicious!

Have you had your first asparagus of the season yet?

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams


Stacy Davis said...

We just planted ours last year...and I don't even know if it came back...I didn't seen anything last time I was up there :/ the garlic, on the other hand, is HUGE! We managed 87 plants this year....I need to invest in some breath mints :P

Michelle said...

Sadly, the asparagus we ate last week came from the market :( I really really really can't wait to plant some this year. Yours look delicious. Sounds like a great meal.

TeresaR said...

Stace, EXCELLENT about the garlic! We looove garlic and there's no such thing as too much garlic as far as we're concerned. Your asparagus probably comes up a tad later than ours, but you should go check. Glad to see you have that profile pic back up...I love it!

Michelle, so glad you're planning to plant some! The only sad part would be leaving them behind when you finally find your dream homesteading land and move. :}

Sara said...

Yummy! I knew we were missing out on something good. Note to self: go find some local asparagus.

I agree about the garlic. I can't get enough of it. I've been searching in vain for wild garlic around here... no such luck. Asparagus should be easier to find. ;)

Sherrie said...

Yum, yum, yum! (I don't like the new format a whole lot - it's a bit too minimalist. Ah, well.)

Name: Holly Bowne said...

I love asparagus, but my hubs has never liked it so I've neglected to expose my kids to it! I think I'll pick some up and prepare it when my girl comes home from college later this week. I wonder what they'll think? ;o)

TeresaR said...

Sara, we have garlic chives that are growing like weeds! In fact, we've been eating it practically every day and you can't tell we've harvested any of it. Amazing stuff. I don't like it as much as real garlic...or ramps...but it's free, it's perennial and it's taking over the water garden area unless we keep cutting it back. ;)

Sherrie, that's exactly how I feel about the new editor format! Guess we have to take it since it's free...and I am quite fond of Blogger overall.

Holly, as my kids would shout in unison: asparagus pee! As boys, they'll never grow out of potty jokes. But I agree with them: peeee-ewwww!

Epicure68 said...

I can't buy the asparagus here, I haven't found any that's grown locally. I'll just have to come visit you one of these years again during asparagus season. That and some day buy a piece of land where I can grow my own.

Alina said...

Yum, that looks fresh and delicious! I love the purple varieties. I'm still harvesting our patch sparingly. I look forward to next year when I can take a little more!

We also have loads of garlic chives, field garlic and wild onions. We'll never run out of the stuff. :)

Maureen Sklaroff said...

I've never been able to grow asparagus successfully. I do love it though. Maybe I'll give it a try in a few years. It takes two years to grow right? If so, Foxglove also does that and I've never been able to grow that either, even though it is a weed here!