About a month ago, I looked at my asparagus bed and went huh, I pulled back its mulch just a little and dug out the edges, two weeks ago I looked at my bed and went, come on! already, and went an picked out in the yard “wild” greens, Last week I stood over the bed and gave it a good old fashioned glare, darn cool, wet spring.. I swear the very next day, green heads started pushing out of the soil and finally almost a month late compared to normal, I have lots of fresh asparagus.
Let me tell two cute little stories, both are about DH, the first was when I started the Asparagus said, well you get to it that, cuz I don’t like them.. so the first year when harvest came along and I made my first dish and on the plates it went, and I said, try it before you knock it, and next thing you know, it was “this is so good, nothing like I remember store bought ones tasting like”. Last year, he said to me, I think we need to expand that bed or get rid of it, this quite surprised me, so I said, why hon, and he says, its just not producing enough, to which I laughed and said.. uh.. well you see your wife kind of tends to pick and eat a ton fresh every time she walks by the bed, so its kind of my fault that you don’t think its producing well 😉 Needless to say, we are planning on expanding the bed.
From The 150 Healthiest foods on Earth Book, Asparagus has a very faorable rato of potassium to sodium. A cup of cooked aspargus contains a whopping 404 mg of potassium as well as 268mg of folate. Its also high in Vit K, Rutin, which helps protect blood vessels and the anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting flavoniod quercetin. A cup will give you 3.6 fiber all for the above for only 40 calories.
Farmgal Fresh Asparagus Soup.
- A handful of fresh picked Asparagus
- One pull green onion or chives from the garden
- two large leaves of horseradish -Can replace with other greens as required
- A cup of sheep milk, a cup of veggie broth -Can replace Sheep milk with whole milk.
- dill, Basil, black pepper, Dried ground garlic, and turmerac.
Take all your fresh greens and dollop of butter or magrine or oil olive and give it a little fry, then add your veggie or white bone broth, then your sheeps milk, allow to heat but not boil, then thicken with a little corn starch, cook till thick and serve.
If you want to learn more about ontario Asparagus, http://www.asparagus.on.ca/
Do you grow Asparagus? What is your favorite recipe to use it in? Do you eat it raw? or perfer cooked? Did you have a good season in production this year?