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Asparagus for lunch!

March 19, 2012

We cut our first ever true asparagus harvest today! It’s on its third year since planting–and since we started from seed it needed the full three years to develop a good root mass before we could steal very much for eating…so last year we only snagged a spear or two for a taste. But today we discovered plenty of nice fat stalks, snapped them off and ate them for lunch no more than 15 minutes later!

My beautiful asparagus-toting wife…

A little olive oil in a hot pan, salt and pepper, and a roughly 3 minute cook time. When you have really fresh asparagus, you hardly need to cook it. It’s also deliciously crisp and tender eaten as a raw snack.

Lunch for two.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue T (in Maryland) permalink
    March 19, 2012 3:34 pm

    Yum! They look wonderful! I think I will try to get some for tonight!

  2. Chris permalink
    March 19, 2012 4:39 pm

    Looks yummy!!!! One of Vance’s favorite veggies!!! Actually, mine also!

  3. March 20, 2012 7:08 am

    Ah…asparagus! Congrats!

  4. March 20, 2012 8:17 am

    How fun. I’m looking forward to my first harvest as well. Hope you enjoyed it.

  5. March 21, 2012 8:23 am

    Oh yum…. asparagus season here usually doesn’t start until May, but considering the unseasonably warm (mid-July-like) weather we’ve been having, maybe it’ll come out earlier this year!

  6. March 21, 2012 9:31 am

    Love asparagus! How exciting!

  7. March 24, 2012 7:43 pm

    I bought some today – yours looks very tasty!

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