Today is the Spring Equinox.
Spring is officially HERE in the Southern Hemisphere (and Autumn in the Northern hemisphere). Not that it feels like spring - it is freezing both fires are going and we are all a tad sleepy after the 5.5. earthquake that woke us around 2,45am,
Now that spring has arrived it means pigging out on asparagus - oooh la la. I could eat it every day, all day but I save it for my lunches.
I just wash and snap off wooden ends. Pop in a pot of boiling water and boil till not too tender.
Some people like to drink the asparagus water which would be very good for you but I prefer to pour it on my vege garden - my garlic patch got this lot of asparagus water. It is an absolute crime to pour the asparagus water down the drain.
Serve with butter salt n pepper.
Fry an egg and a bit of bacon and you have a quick tasty lunch all under 10 minutes.
Cost under $4.00 per serve.
To think this time next year I will be able to start harvesting my very own asparagus out of my own garden. It is taking every inch of restraint to not pick any but let this years asparagus give energy to the roots. Next year they are all mine to harvest.
Asparagus is one of the most nutritional rich vegetables ever. It is packed with folate acid making it one of the best foods if you are wanting to get pregnant or pregnant,
Rich in vitamin A, vitamin K. vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-complex, iron, fiber, calcium, potassium and antioxidants
How do you like to eat your asparagus?