Saturday, May 18, 2013
I went to the farmers' market again today and wandered around while my daughter went looking in the shops for sandals and accessories.
I scored a nice fat eggplant, over 2 pounds of the fattest carrots I've ever seen, a carton of beautiful oyster mushrooms and some brown button 'shrooms to go with it, some sort of possibly Middle Eastern seafood mix (sold by the guy with the cart full of tzadiki and hummus and other awesome goodness)...and a large bunch of very pretty white asparagus with purple tips.
The eggplant and 'shrooms are joining the garlic and tomatoes I already have for a lunch casserole tomorrow. But...what do I do with asparagus?
I mean, I've eaten it at restaurants before but have never been faced with actually preparing it myself. At while it is certainly perfect enough to eat on its own...what exactly can one do with a bunch of asparagus other than grill or steam the spears to be eaten alone?