Thursday, 8 May 2008

green fingers

It's that time again! The asparagus season has begun!

Asparagus 'Connovers Colossal' really lives up to its name sending up big, thick stems through the soil for harvesting for two months.

Like a still photo of the fingers of the maniacs reaching up through the subterranean grille in the film 'The Music Lovers', the shoots wait. We just need a Tchaikovsky soundtrack. They are cut off just below ground level. They will continue to yield abundantly until midsummer when they are allowed to grow on to be elegant ferns.

This weeks harvest was used immediately in a sorrel, leek and asparagus risotto. Fresh, seasonal, local and tasty!

And, presumably, a diuretic.

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