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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    11 April 2012 First Asparagus 11 April 2012 First Asparagus Only one plant has produced shoots so far. This is about a month earlier than last year. I ate the one shoot raw. It sure has a nice juicy flavour. This is Guelph Millennium. There are ten plants and this is the fourth year, since the...
  2. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    This weekend I will be putting up a few jars of fresh pineapple and also plan on doing some pickled asparagus. I just placed an order for a pressure cooker and the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving. Yay!
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    I have one Asparagus plant in my garden that must have made its way there from the neighbor's garden. It has seeds on it... pea sized little round green seeds. Can I plant those? If so, do I need to do anything to them and is it ok to plan them this time of year?
  4. Homesteading and gardening
    22 May 2011 Asparagus 22 May 2011 Asparagus This is the fourth year for the asparagus bed, and my first harvest. There are eleven plants in the bed. The type is Guelph Millennium.
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    I planted a bunch of Mary Washington asparagus and three New Jersey Giants. The New Jersey Giants have all produced one little stalk - so I know they're growing/alive and it'll just take a few years, but nothing from the Mary Washingtons. Anyone had a similar experience with Mary Washington's...
  6. Kitchen Basics
    I love asparagus and this time of year it's plentiful and can be found at a good price. This recipe is one of may fav's since it also calls for Ham & that's something most of us need to use up too. I use fresh asparagus that has lightly steamed, cooled and dried.;) Impossible Ham and Asparagus...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Asparagus bed. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MNJPH 13 September 2009 Asparagus bed. Growth is excellent for one year. The bed was planted in May 2008. Only a few spears will be taken in 2010, then the main harvest will begin in the Spring of 2011. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SummaryA Summary: Asparagus
  8. Creative Cooking
    Safeway has asparagus on sale this week. I bought a couple pounds today, nice thin ones. Washed them, snapped them, put them in a bowl and coated with olive oil. Laid them out on a grilling rack and seasoned with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. On the grill (about 450*) for about 5...
  9. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AsparagusJ 18 June 2009 Asparagus (Millennium) All originally planted eleven plants are now growing. http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SummaryA Summary: Asparagus
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AspafragusS 29 May 2009 Asparagus (Millennium) It appears nine of eleven plant survived the first year. I suspect one end of the bed is too wet. ttp://www.durgan.org/URL/?SummaryA Summary: Asparagus
  11. Blog
    We harvested our first asparagus today. It tasted incredible. The French have a word that means tasting the soil and the weather. It is used to describe the difference between vintages if wine. I can say it but cannot begin to spell it. I always think of it when trying something for the...
  12. Frugal Living
    I need some help from my friends.... Does anyone know anything about wild asparagus? Can you eat it or move the bed? My hubby just informed me that there is a huge wild asparagus bed on our property (I didn't even know!). I would like to make use of it and was wondering if anyone else had...
  13. Homesteading and gardening
    Asparagus Bed and Growth http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?ESMNI 16 May 2008 Making Asparagus Bed. After some research I chose: Guelph Millennium. http://www.hortns.com/asparagus-cultivar00.html The bed is 41 inches by 102 inches by 12 inches deep. About a cubic yard of soil was removed. Time...
  14. Kitchen Basics
    http://www.recipezaar.com/310880 Oh does this one ever sound good!:grball:
  15. Kitchen Basics
    Cream Cheese Asparagus Ham Rolls 1-lb pkg of sliced ham 2 cans of asparagus spears 1 brick of cream cheese, softened Dry each slice of ham and dry it of the watery juices. Drain asparagus. Lay ham out on a flat surface, spread a thin layer of cream cheese on top, and then lay a spear of...
  16. Soups and Stews
    Velvety Cream of Asparagus Soup 2 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed OR 2 10 oz. packages frozen asparagus, defrosted 3 cups chicken stock 1 cup heavy cream 3 Tablespoons butter 3 Tablespoons flour salt, white pepper and lemon juice to taste Put the asparagus in a large skillet(in one layer if...
  17. Soups and Stews
    Asparagus Soup 1 pound fresh asparagus 2 1/2 cups skim milk 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dry mustard fresh-ground black pepper to taste fresh parsley sprigs or chives Wash and trim asparagus spears, and steam until just tender. Chop the asparagus into...
  18. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    For each 12 oz. canning jar: 1 clove of garlic, slivered 1 hot red pepper or 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp salt, optional 1 tsp dill seeds 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp capers 1/2 tsp black peppercorns Cut asparagus to fit jars. Pack tightly, blunt ends down. (It helps to pack...
  19. Kitchen Basics
    2-1/2 lb. asparagus, trimmed 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced 2 oz. part-skim julienne Swiss cheese 2 oz. lean julienne ham 1 Tbsp.finely chopped onion 1 orange, peeled and cubed Dressing: 1 pkg. lemon and herb salad dressing mix 2 Tbsp. water 1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup vegetable oil Chop asparagus into...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    This is a great casserole to use up left over ham and Easter eggs. If you don't like asparagus, you can usebrocolli instead, though I prefer it with asparagus. Feel free to add more or less of the ham, eggs, or asparagus. 1 pound fresh asparagus, in ½ inch slices 3 cups diced ham 5 hard...
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