Friday, May 13, 2016

Asparagus Season is Over

Asparagus season is over now, but we had our best year ever.  I think it's been about five years since I planted the asparagus bed.  This year for a few weeks straight I had to pick asparagus daily.  And the flavor!  It had such a sweet flavor this year.


I kind of wish asparagus wasn't so fleeting.  It would be nice to be able to eat it year round.

Readers, how do you like to fix asparagus?

20 comments:

Tom said...

Over? It hasn't started here!

PioneerPreppy said...

Ya ours is slowing down too. I think two years ago was our best year but with the wife's surgery last year the beds kinda got over grown.

Out on the prairie said...

I like to saute it in butter, but make a puree in chicken stock and add some shrimp for a good soup.

Maggid said...

I only know how to eat and enjoy asparagus . . .

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I like it grilled so that it doesn't get too mushy.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How awesome to have fresh asparagus. I like it sauteed or I also like to bake it in the oven with olive oil and parmesan.

Harry Flashman said...

I open the can and just eat it. Cold.

Always have liked the stuff but wouldn't have a clue how to cook it.

Monkeywrangler said...

Saute it in butter, then add soy sauce.

camp and cottage living said...

My Dad had an asparagus bed, I'm dreaming of having one someday.
It is so yummy. I like it steamed with lots of butter.

mail4rosey said...

I always thought I hated asparagus because I'd only tried it in a can (ew). When I tried it fresh, I was def. sold for life (yum). How fun to grow it yourself. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

One of my favorite veggies ever; never thought to try and grow it myself.
I sprinkle some olive oil and a dash of lemon pepper; roast it for about 13 minutes. Delish!

Michael Manning said...

Saute' with butter and a little seasoning of one sort or another.

Linda said...

I'm not a fan of it but I haven't tried any fresh from the garden.

Jeanne said...

i am jealous as I love home gardened asparagus. Looks yummy! Hope you got plenty to freeze for the winter too!

Bill said...

We normally pick ours until the end of May, but we stopped harvesting a little earlier this year to avoid stressing the plants. Asparagus is the first veggie of the year here and it is amazingly delicious. I look forward to it every year! I eat it raw right in the garden, but also love it broiled with some olive oil and a little salt. If you want to put some up for winter we've found the best way to do that (other than pickling it) is to blanch and freeze it (with the tips kept separate) and make it into soup. Super delicious!

alissa apel said...

We tried, but it never took off much here. I remember when we planted it my dad said, "It will go everywhere!" But it never really did. Maybe we'll have to try again. I'll try putting down better soil.

I like ours roasted with lemon on it.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Oh, gosh. I've let my garden go to seed. It's been too much for me, but I did harvest 4 sprouts today. I just don't have the energy, feeling a bit down this week...

indah nuria Savitri said...

I loveeee asparagus. The taste is so exquisite, I can't get enough of it :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We think they are good stir fried with garlic!
love
tweedles

Annette said...

I love baking asparagus with just a little salt and garlic powder. Yum! I never grew them before, so I was surprised to see how they pop up in the garden like that; so cool!