Holy Spear-it!

asparagusFresh asparagus always means the arrival of spring to me. Seeing the little shoots come up through the ground and trying to harvest them before they grow too large is a true indicator that warmer weather is on the way.

My mother always said that my grandmother could just toss asparagus seed along the fence row and they would come up.

We planted a patch in our backyard years ago and it produced for seasons and seasons.

I enjoy it steamed, roasted, grilled, almost anyway that it can be prepared. One of my favorite recipes is to wrap individual spears with bacon and oven roast them until they are crispy. A perfect treat with a cocktail!

Ah, the joys of Spring!

2 Comments

  1. Kudzulicious

    Good post. I think when you post something about a food (dressing, asparagus), you should invite your readers to post their favorite recipes for that food too. Or, their favorite dish at a restaurant made from that food. This engages the person and makes them a part of your food experience. That’s what will keep your readers coming back often for more. Way to go! I’ll call you this afternoon to see where you want to go tomorrow night. Let’s go somewhere new and fun. Ann

    From: Paul Holly PLAYS WITH FOOD Reply-To: Paul Holly PLAYS WITH FOOD Date: Monday, May 13, 2013 11:17 PM To: Ann Rose Subject: [New post] Holy Spear-it!

    WordPress.com ptholly posted: “Fresh asparagus always means the arrival of spring to me. Seeing the little shoots come up through the ground and trying to harvest them before they grow too large is a true indicator that warmer weather is on the way. My mother always said that my gra”

  2. Never been crazy about Asparagus like My Gary-BUT-Your little Aperitif Sounds kinda good my Friend!

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