So, they may be heading out of season, but we totally enjoyed the JUNK out of asparagus from our local farmers market. We LOVE roasted asparagus with scrambled eggs and parmesan cheese (top right photo which also featured leftover steak, for real, get IN to that.). We also made a grilled pizza (yes, grilled. it was the first time i had done it and man, it works) with asparagus, caramelized onion, sundried tomatoes and fontina cheese. And the May issue of bon appétit featured a fettuccine with peas, asparagus and pancetta on the cover which we made (with home-made fettuccine-i'll blog about my recent foray into pasta making soon) that was totally delicious.
If you don't like asparagus, I really recommend you try it fresh and not from the grocery store! It is SO much sweeter and more tender and well, just plain magical. I feel that way about any fruit or vegetable from the farmers market vs. the grocery store: there is just no comparison. And it is only a good thing to support your local agriculture!
What are you loving to eat right now? And do you visit your local farmers market?
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