Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Market is Open!

Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts. 
Charles Lamb, English poet and essayist (1775-1834) 

Dad and I ventured out early to the season's first farmers' market. Vendors were few as most crops have yet to poke their heads out from under their earthly blanket; nevertheless the trip was fruitful because the products for sale were fresh and local. I have been waiting impatiently for the asparagus and it will be featured in tomorrow's dinner. We shall test Lamb's prescription for gentle thoughts.

3 comments:

John said...

Tip:
Grill gently, cover with a little butter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar...

Result - happiness !

Shari said...

Thanks for the tip! Lacking a grill, I 'grilled' the spears under the oven's broiler on low heat for 10 minutes. Simple and delicious. Perfection. Happiness indeed!

Anonymous said...

Saute in olive oil with garlic and toss with spaghetti. A little parmigiano reggiano....yum.

Stacey