Thursday, September 11, 2008

Spring is here!

Personally, I think NZ's seasons are not classically defined and daffodils and lambs are around in August and the weather doesn't really warm up until October (they are talking of the ski season going til Christmas!), so I have never been big on the whole September 1st being spring thing. However I do know it is spring by the produce that is available and a classic has to be asparagus. This has to be just the most wonderful thing when it first comes out- it is not something that is available here all year around, usually there is about a two month window where I feast on it as I love it so much. Tonight's lot got steamed and covered in cheese sauce........can't wait to get more and start making asparagus soup....asparagus risotto......asparagus with smoked salmon and hollandaise.....so many yummy options (and I WILL be trying them!!!)

12 comments:

Rhyleysgranny said...

Mmmmm just love fresh asparagus. So very versatile.
xxx

Deb said...

Oh where do you live that you have fresh asparagus already? Yum yum yum!!! I LOVE asparagus but haven't seen it in the shops here yet. A drizzle of lemon juice and butter with lots of fresh cracked pepper...mmmmmm

Linda F said...

That would be in the Waikato, a good green grocer near the uni where I am every Wednesday!!!! Its only $8.99 kilo too which for new season is amazing!!!!

Anna said...

I love asparagus wrapped in parma ham and then roasted, yum! Yours looks so good covered in cheese sauce, bliss!

Linda F said...

Kerry (Me and My Three) reminded me of roasted asparagus too the other day......that is a real favourite, I LOVE it!!!!

Maria said...

I adore asparagus and this looks so yummy!

Maria
x

Deb said...

No way you are in the Waikato? Oh me too. Ok, well I haven't seen it yet but the Big Cow on the main road from TA to Hamilton has a promising sign saying "Asparagus coming soon". Might have to take a trip over the uni way to grab me some asparagus!

Linda F said...

Yes, I frequent the vege shop by the Warehouse on Clyde St- small world isnt it!!!!?

Deb said...

Gosh yes. For some reason I thought you were much further down the line. Well, I work at the hospital so it is kind of on my way home in a round about sort of way!!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Here I saw the first asparagaus I love them, (Im from Chile), Gloria

Morven said...

I saw my first asparagus of the season in Woolies today. Big fat juicy looking spears - YUM. I like to blanch it and put chunks in a mixed green salad. It goes especially nice with avocado and strawberries would you believe. Too bad it's only Aussie strawberries in store right now.

Rosie said...

Oh Linda fresh asparagus what i'd give for some of that right now to eat ;)

Rosie x