Delightful and deliciousPosted: April 25, 2012
‘Tis a gorgeous day here in the Bogs. The sky has been mostly clear and a lovely shade of blue. The sun has been warming and brightening. It seems unusually quiet without the bellowing of the blustery winds. All is calm.
Well, relatively calm in relation to the tempestuousness of the past few days. There is still enough of a breeze here at Breezy Acres to cause a few ripples on the pond.
Moments after I posted yesterday, a long and hard gust of wind came along and finished what earlier winds had started. The garden shed collapsed. We will be rebuilding it, but M has come up with a brilliant idea. We’re going to replace part of it with greenhouse glass panels.
Yesterday I was doing a little catching up and went to visit Kathy where she introduced us to Christina. (To find out more about why, follow that last link.) Christina has a blog called Fruit of Adventure where she shares some delightful (and delicious, judging from the photos and recipes) vegan recipes.
The reason I mention this is because this morning, while out on my walk, I harvested asparagus, brought it back to the house, and made Christina’s Lemony Asparagus Artichoke Pilaf for lunch. The asparagus hadn’t been out of the garden for more than 40 minutes when M and I sat down to eat it. I’m not in the habit of using this acronym, but sometimes it’s suitable: OMG! It was amazing. Fresh, light, delightful, and delicious. If you happen to get your hands on some fresh asparagus, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try.
New asparagus recipes are always welcome. It looks as though we’re going to have a bumper crop of asparagus this year. I was disappointed with it last year, and let it go to fern early. The reason was pretty simple: asparagus beetles. I spent quite a bit of time last summer (hand) picking off the beetles and drowning the little buggers in soapy water in hopes that I wouldn’t have the curling, scarring, and browning that happened last year. It appears to have been worth the effort. The asparagus looks much better this season.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. A cold front is going to move through tonight, but it looks like they’ve taken rain out of our forecast. The air is too dry. No moisture means no rain. That’s too bad. Although we had some nice rain showers over the weekend, the wind managed to dry things out pretty quickly. More rain would be welcome.
Thanks for visiting. If the clouds associated with the cold front don’t move in too early, this might be a good evening to sit on the deck, sip on a glass of wine (or homebrew or something non-alcoholic if you prefer), and watch the sun go down. Sunset is at 8:16pm if you want to join us. Isn’t it wonderful when the days grow longer?