and Apples are to autumn.....
Asparagus is to spring.
... Emperor Caesar Augustus
Asparagus marks the start of the Farmer's Market season. This beautiful Spring vegetable comes to market as other vegetables are being planted. A welcome relief after a long cold winter, this green offering for the Earth has a short delicious six week season usually May to mid June.
What tomatoes are to summer and apples are to autumn, asparagus is to spring. Thin or fat, green or white, asparagus fans have their opinions as to which is better. Thin stalks are the first to arrive as they are the first spears to appear from a large mass of roots. Thin has less of a fibrous peel that does not need to be removed and cooks quickly. Within a few weeks a much fatter asparagus with a thicker peel stands in a bundle for sale. But with this thicker stalk that needs to be peeled, comes a more tender, rich juicy flesh. You owe it to yourself to try them all and decide for yourself.
|Asparagus with Tomatoes|
|with a crreamy yolk of a farm freah egg|