Asparagus season is finally here, yippy!!! Sustainable PF got me into asparagus many years ago. I had never eaten much of it before but Sustainable PF steamed in for a few minutes, topped it with some butter and salt and pepper and I was hooked! With lil’ SPF on the way, asparagus is a great thing for me to eat with it being rich in folic acid which is good for overall development and in preventing neural tube defects. On top of all that I can feel great loading up on these green spears as I know that I am supporting farmers in this region and the asparagus has come from but a short distance away.
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6 thoughts on “Green Tip #144: Eat Local Asparagus”
Asparagus are wonderful! Also try roasting them (450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes; drizzle the asparagus with a little olive oil first, and for a special treat you can top them with grated Parmesan before putting in the oven). Larger asparagus are also great on the grill; if I fire up the grill I always try to grill some peppers, eggplant, or asparagus if I have it, plus grilled tomatoes and figs are also excellent.
Good tips brad!
We do love asparagus (but unfortunately a recent health condition dictates I can’t eat it right now :( )
How long do you grill asparagus? I always seem to over do it on the grill. I do like that baking idea – sounds delicious.
I too have grilled asparagus. It is so good, especially once it gets a little crunch. I have done it on the bbq in foil with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.
I just had some asparagus yesterday :)
Did you know that it makes your urine smell funny? One of my ex-boyfriends told me- it’s true!
Not that I’m advocating for you to go smell your urine now or anything ;)
With asparagus i’m quite sure it doesn’t matter if you “try” to smell the urine or not! The whole bathroom smells after someone consumes asparagus.
Mrs. RB40 got some asparagus from the farmer market last Saturday. They tasted great. We put them in salad and omelet.