Friday, March 19, 2010

It's Spring Somewhere. I Can Tell!

I can "assess" the weather in other parts of the country by the fresh produce available at the grocery store. We live where winter is not conducive to fresh veggies.

This week's special is lovely, young tender shoots of asparagus. We'll be harvesting our own come May/June but right now we're eating this!

Asparagus is an early spring crop and loves those first days of warm sun. Somewhere spring/summer has arrived and the first shoots of asparagus are popping up daily. The stalks shoot upward and then, as warmer weather arrives, they will branch out into wide ferny arrays which are quite pretty but not very edible. Harvesters cut them before they reach that ferny stage and ship them to us. To eat Fresh. Yum!

9 comments:

Twain12 said...

one of my favorite vegetables...i miss Germany this time of year, they have the big white asparagus and we usual have a feast .

Gregg said...

I love aparagus! You are so right, you can tell how nice it is somewhere else by what is availabe at the store. I am waiting for grapes.

Debby said...

MMMMMMM.... I love asparagus.

Marydon Ford said...

Yum! My favorite veggie ... dripping w/cheddar sauce sauce!

Happy Spring! & a wonderful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I love asparagus with a little salt, pepper and lots of butter.

Disjecta Membra said...

It's springtime here suddenly, instantly, and without warning.
I love asparagus too!

S. Etole said...

fresh asparagus reminds me of Easter ... such a spring time treat

Kelly said...

I love asparagus and those are beautiful!!

Never grown them myself.

Karen said...

Another asparagus lover! Those look especially good!