Thursday, April 17, 2008

Stalking the Wild Asparagus

Check out the wild asparagus that my mother in law, Egle, brought home yesterday. We found some on Sunday, on our family passaggiata around the neighborhood, but Egle says it's too dry. Well guess what? It's been rainy all day and it's starting to snow a bit now, so I guess we'll be in store for another round of asparagus when it melts out again. We lightly boiled them and served with a drip of olive oil. Slightly bitter but tender and tasty.

7 comments:

Maryann said...

Marla, That is some cool and groovy asparagus! So interesting. I've never seen it before :)

Bellini Valli said...

I saw some sea asparagus on another site not that long ago...amazing what is edible out there that we just don't know about:D

Ann said...

What a wonderful photo! I'm so envious!

Bella Baita View said...

You know, I'm not really sure what it is in botanical terms, but it does taste like asparagus , but the grown up plant doesn't look anything like cultivated asparagus.
It is delicious, though.

I'm wondering if the sea asparagus that you are talking about is a thin grassy plant that is around for a short time also. I've seen them use it on the cooking show here, but I have to find it in our market.

Lori Lynn said...

Very interesting. Love to try it if I ever come across it.
Great photo with the colorful cloth in the background.

Bella Baita View said...

Thanks Lori. The cloth is a traditional piece from Cambodia that my brother brought back from his wokr there. It makes a great table cloth although, the Cambodians use it more for personal everyday wear.

sandra said...

Marla, you are so lucky to find wild asparagus!!!
I remember my summer in Villafranca with my Grandfather Antonio, searching wild asparagus & luertin!
Have a nice day... :)

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