Friday, March 13, 2009

Farm Gifts

From Gillen - wild peach and plum blossoms with the unique addition of straw. I love this boy's bouquets.
The following picture is from tonight. The farmers brought home the season's first asparagus. In Nicolas' hand is the farm's first ever cilantro! I wish that I could post the invigorating smell. Nicolas is trying to recreate the look he had in this picture, from last year, when he brought me asparagus for the very first time. My gratitude was immense.
If you get some asparagus this spring (and I so hope that you do) please try roasting it, with olive oil and coarse salt. Oh! Green ecstacy. For me, this is the taste of spring.

11 comments:

claudia said...

I have to say I'm jealous. Asparagus is my absolute fave. After I talked to Gillen I rushed out to my patch and found one small spear growing. And to think the asparagus you ate tonight is my future asparagus's mother.

Sara said...

Hope in a vegetable! Soon enough...

Keti said...

I'm trying to grow cilantro for the first time this year! So far, the seeds have not yet germinated (6 days now). The asparagus is gorgeous ... it's about the only veggie my husband will eat!! We cook them exactly the same way, sometimes with red onions and zucchini. Course salt - YUM! I'll have to start growing them when I get more organized. Hope all is well. I've added you to my blog list. :)

Christina said...

The asparagus looks wonderful -- I've never tried it roasted.

We eat a lot of cilantro -- in Thai and Mexican food, primarily. Now if I could just keep it from bolting too soon!

Angie said...

That asparagus actually made my mouth water! It looks so delicious. We are quite a few months away from our first shoots, but I cannot wait. I'm back in the blogging world and caught up on your last 7 posts....congratulations to Nicholas on his citizenship and on being represented at the sustainability dinner...bravo. As usual, I love your pictures.

Madeline said...

It's great to see all of you who are never here, here. Angie!! I have thought about you a lot. Off to reconnect on your blog.

Danielle said...

Mmmmm, cilantro and asparagus. I vow to freeze some cilantro this spring to actually have at the same time as my tomatoes. (shaking my head at yet another combination that's seasonally off, yet tastes so good)

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Thank you for the cool award! I will pass it on soon. I have the perfect blog in mind.

karl said...

asparagus, yummy ours shouldn't too far behind.

Christine said...

Love, love, love fresh asparagus. I thought it was tricky to cook up well until last year when John & Mindy showed me how to simply grill it with oil & then salt it - what a joy!