We love asparagus. We eat it year around, but unfortunately it is more expensive, not as tasty, and of course, not as sustainable as the locally gown.
Asparagus is delicious steamed or grilled with a little olive oil and lemon and served hot or cold. We have made it into a delicious fresh asparagus soup (check out our recipe). Or if you want a little more creative dressing, check out the Parsley Lemon Pesto recipe - our collaboration with Green Mountain at Fox Run.
So what else do we know about asparagus? It must be good for us, right? It's certainly is low in calories, a good source of fiber, a great source of folic acid and I read somewhere that eating asparagus can help ease hangovers. Well we wouldn't know about that.
On another note. Our friend Francesca, who was here making pasta with us last week, has finally made it back to Italy. She had an extra stay here in the States due to all the flight delays from the volcano fall out. We miss you, but glad you're back home.