Monday, April 07, 2008

Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s...

Asparagus


You may not all have asparagus beds like I do---yeah, I’m bragging and rubbing it in, I know. The ManyMeadows LOVE, LOVE asparagus. (and this is one thing you’ll find where we’re selfish and won’t share...unless you come eat with us!)

Right now I’m picking a small handful each day and soon it will be even more than that. It goes immediately into a cupful of water.

Even if you purchase your asparagus, the best way to store it is to break the cut ends off and stick the spears into a cup or glass of water. Store them in the refrigerator for about a week.

Try cooking them covered in the microwave in about a Tablespoon of water just until tender crisp and bright green.

Try grilling them on a layer of foil drizzled with olive oil, coarse salt and fresh ground pepper.

We eat asparagus on pizza, throw it in a salad, put it on a veggie and dip platter, add it to pasta, and even in an omelet. Can you tell we like it? Yes, we do! Yum!

14 comments:

erin said...

Yum Yum! Yes we do.

princessjes said...

YUMMY... me too, me too!
See I was supposed to be one of your many Meadows after all!

Theresa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ASPARAGUS!!! Sadly my husband doesn't. :(

Roger Garrett said...

Man I bet you guys have some stinky pee.
Did I just say that out loud :-)

deleise said...

We do too! Have you tried roasting them? YUM!

Jayma Denice said...

I love it too! Thank you for the asparagus tips!

HomeSchool Mommy said...

We love it, too! Well, Michael doesn't like fruits or veggies, but Addy and I love it! Is it hard to grow?

Robin Meadows said...

Erin-come get some
Jessica--come eat!
Theresa and Elizabeth-your husbands are missing a GOOD thing! Have them try it grilled--it's the best!
Roger? Haven't checked! LOL
Jayma--Yay!
Deleise-is roasting it like grilling? Think it would taste about the same?

Growing asparagus is easy, but the roots take about 3 years to establish. E-mail me if you want more details!

shanna said...

YUM! I love green veggies!

drama momma said...

We don't like it....well, none of us have ever tried it either. :)

Nick and Vanessa said...

Yum Yum! We plan on starting a grand garden someday and I will just HAVE to read your blog for tips!

deleise said...

Roasting it gives it kind of a sweet, nutty flavor. I would think grilling it would give more of a smokey flavor. Try it. I am definitely going to grill some!

valerie said...

Yummy....I love asparagus! My husband has a big garden out at our friends' house and he also has an asparagus bed. He brought home 3 little spears?? the other day and then on Sunday he brought 5 more. He asked me if I wanted to give these to my mom and I selfishly said no. :( (I'll give her the next batch)
Thanks for the tip on how to keep it fresh.
My husband doesn't like it...yeah!
I also wanted to mention that my daughter has a blog now and I'm always talking about my friends on here. Her blog is kristen-danielle.blogspot.com
Talk to ya soon,
Valerie

Sheri said...

did you grow this? try seasame oil on it in the oven! yum (very little)! I have a chef friend and that is how he makes it!

Thanks for being such a good family example for us. we don't have any family and thus, no real example to follow right now, but YOU! love, sheri