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...
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!
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?
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...
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...
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.
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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...
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.
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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...
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...
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...
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.
Lay ham out on a flat surface, spread a thin layer of cream cheese on
top, and then lay a spear of...
Velvety Cream of Asparagus Soup
2 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed
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...
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...
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...
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
1 pkg. lemon and herb salad dressing mix
2 Tbsp. water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Chop asparagus into...
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