This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

asparagus harvest

asparagus IMG_7896 asparagus IMG_7904 asparagus IMG_7907 I picked lots of asparagus today. It grows so fast! One day the stalks are a few inches tall - the next, a foot tall! I am picking all of the stalks now as my bed is pretty well established. I'll pick all of the stalks for another week or so, then let them grow into fronds.

I used to steam or saute my asparagus, then this past Easter, I came across a super recipe. Here it is: Emeril suggests roasting it. Yes! its super! Today, I layered on lots of garlic, some olive oil, some herbed sea salt and a bit of Parmesan cheese. I roasted at 400*F for 12 min. It was AMAZING!!! DELICIOUS. Awesome. Tender and sweet. Yummy, yummy, yummy.



Blogger Luci McKeown said...

I love fresh asparagus and keep threatening to put in an asparagus bed but it somehow keeps getting moved to the bottom of my "to get done" list. Maybe I should just go ahead and order the crowns so I will be *forced* to create a bed for them.

May 14, 2014 8:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are wonderful roasted in Olive oil,garlic,cherry tomatoes then topped with Feta Cheese ….. great with a greek meal :)

May 14, 2014 8:54 AM

Blogger Margaret Ishihara said...

The asparagus looks great!

May 14, 2014 1:32 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh those are gorgeous! I think I'll either need to vastly expand the size of my bed (looks like yours is 6 x 4 or something) or wait 10 years or both... Fey

May 15, 2014 11:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How old is your asparagus bed?

[mine is in its second year, so I am being patient, but your pictures have me anticipating!!}

May 15, 2014 4:29 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made this last night and we both loved it!

May 16, 2014 7:52 AM

Blogger blueberry1946 said...

I put a dollop of olive oil in the middle of a folded double run of aluminum foil. Roll the spears in the dollop of oil. Then sprinkle with sliced fresh garlic. Wrap up as a "foil pack" and bake on the outdoor grill in an area of indirect heat. This is one of my "I'm pretty sure I could live on this" dishes.

May 20, 2014 2:06 PM

Blogger Cloud said...

Looks delicious! Posts like these make me so eager for an asparagus patch of my own some day.

June 09, 2014 10:55 PM


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