Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Let's eat seasonally

One of my favorite things is to eat seasonally. While tomatoes are probably my favorite vegetable, I won't eat the flavorless ones that come in the cello pack in the winter. Same with most other veggies. I'll either eat frozen, or seasonal.

Ok, what dos this have to do with today?

Asparagus will be starting to show up, if it hasn't already. They are one of my favorite green veggies.

Here's a tip for prepping them: the woody part at the bottom, which isn't tasty at all, should be used either in compost, or to make broth. But how do you know where to cut to get the woody part off?
Just bend the stalk, and it will snap at the right part.

And what can be done with the delicious top? Cut into bite size pieces, then saute with a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with some pasta, and sprinkled with a little Parmesan or Romano cheese, makes for a delicious dinner.


lot 2 learn said...

Your asparagus and pasta dish sounds great.
I am like you, a fresh homegrown tomato cant be beat. I have already set out my tomato seed pots in the windows so it wont be long now

Da Old Man said...

@ Lot2learn: Still warm from the sun tomato is the perfect food.

Dee said...

Yeah another tomato lover.

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