Friday, May 14, 2010


Today I tried asparagus for the first time. I keep seeing recipes for it and so I thought it was about time to buy some. I wanted a simple recipe so that we could basically just taste the asparagus itself. So I melted a bit of butter in some olive oil in a frying pan and added the asparagus. I turned it a few times as it started getting brown. Of course I forgot to add the salt as it was cooking as I tend not to salt things but we added it before eating. I don't think that I'll be one of those people who look forward to asparagus season but if I notice that it is on sale, I might try to cook it some other way. Like in a soup or on a pizza or grilled. I was curious to see if it could be eaten raw and after googling it, it seems like it can.

Summer seemed to arrive overnight. A few days ago I was still wearing a light scarf around my neck and my gloves and today it was too hot to wear anything more than a t-shirt. I hope it lasts for awhile.


  1. Shirley:
    You were first chosen, so you win an envelope of fabric from my May giveaway. Please send me your mailing address.

  2. Hi Shirley
    Thank you so much for your visit and comment in my Giveaway Day Post,
    You have a very nice blog, love your kniting, and these asparragus looks so yummy!!
    Have a nice day

  3. Look at you being all adventurous! I love asparagus! I normally just put a little olive oil on them, sprinkle them with a little sea salt and pop them in the oven under the broiler. I turn them about half way through and ta-da! But I am notorious for over cooking them. So I guess I'm still being adventurous too :) thanks for stopping by my giveaway! I'm now a new follower of yours!

  4. You can steam asparagus in the microwave with a bit of water. Then just add melted butter.... yum.

    I've also put it into stir-fries, sliced on the diagonal, in place of snow peas.