Saturday, May 7, 2011

I'll work for asparagus

Today has been a wonderful day..  It was supposed to rain but thankfully all we saw were beautiful clear skies.

I spent a good part of the day cleaning up my little backyard sanctuary, and getting other planting areas ready for spring planting which comes late in NE Ohio.

I have been looking for some decent sized asparagus crowns for a couple weeks and finally decided to try my luck on ebay.  Surprisingly enough, the crowns I wound up getting were bigger & better than any I've seen locally. 

 I soaked them for a few hours while I was digging up their new home...

I planted 20 crowns and I'll be looking forward to eating lots and lots of grilled asparagus eventually. .

 I dont really have a lot of space to plant but I already have 7 or 8 healthy crowns growing here that have been happy for about 5 years but I just cant seem to ever get enough.

I usually just roll the asparagus around in a little extra virgin olive oil then add just a little bit of sea salt and grill for about 3 or 4 minutes and roll them around a time or two.  They're done at the same time our steaks are.
Yum!  We love this so much, we had it for our first grilled meal of the year..
Delmonico steaks & grilled asparagus. ♥ 

I imagine I'm going to be a bit sore tomorrow.. but it'll be worth it!


  1. Dh got 72 more starters today along w/ potting soil so divide the seedling plants we started a few weeks back. Bless that man, cuz the plants take "one look at me" and die...
    "HE" on the other hand, has the total green thumb, I just cheerlead from the sidelines!!!

  2. LOL Bless your DH!! Hes a good man! I think I'll be doing a little more gardening today.. later. We're supposed to have sun for the next 5 days which feels amazing! :D

  3. Well... how's the gardening going love??

  4. I wonder where my post went.. I did reply.. Haha.. The saga continues. ;)