Asparagus Info (and Recipe Swap)
The very first spears came up two days ago – and promptly got clonked by last night’s frost – but it won’t be long until we’ve got plenty; there’s a 100 foot row at the back of our truck garden here in the Hudson Valley.
It was planted 20 years ago, which means 16 years of bountiful harvests and about 5 years of asparagus posts, most recently Tips for Choosing, Storing, Preparing and Growing. Want recipes? I seem to have called it a day at Cream of Asparagus Soup (made from the otherwise discarded tough ends) and Spring On Toast, with asparagus, morels and eggs. So I was feeling faintly remiss when
Recipes galore, there for the clicking. I haven’t tried any of them, not being much of a recipe follower unless I’m writing the thing. But once the plenty kicks in, who knows?
Meanwhile, welcome to the swap, which seems to be a sort of edible chain letter. Margaret links to what might be called the ringleaders’ blogs, then invites readers to include their own recipes (or links thereto) in her comments. The other lead bloggers do the same, then their blogs’ readers do the same and …
So. Please consider yourself invited. My comments are your comments, after all, and the more the merrier.
Margaret’s original lineup includes:
* from the Food Network’s Healthy Eats, Asparagus 5 Ways
* from the Food Network’s Dish, Easter Asparagus Recipes
* from The Cooking Channel, Asparagus Frittata
* from What’s Gaby Cooking, Skinny Asparagus and Gruyere Tart
* from Food2, A Seasonal Spotlight on Asparagus
Note: At the lead blogs – this one makes no promises – swaps will be going on weekly all through the season. This is the first batch, aka Spring Fling:
Wednesday, April 20: Asparagus
Wednesday, May 4: Rhubarb
Wednesday, May 18: Artichokes
Wednesday, June 1: Strawberries
Wednesday, June 15: Peas