I was happy to find asparagus at the Farmers Market two weeks ago – first crop of the season! I had been planning to title this post Waiting for Asparagus, but then I remembered this story my mother transcribed. I have a whole book of stories I told her when I was between two and four years old. I really encourage those of you with children, or those planning to have them, to do this. They’re so fun and adorable to read now. My Mom and I cracked up when we first found this again.
October 2, 1984
Once a time there was a kitty cat. The kitty didn’t meow, it said woo(f). And the next day it meowed again. But not really. It really woofed, woofed, woofed.
The next day an asparagus came and it was not friendly. And the next day it was good again, but a dog bit it in the leg and the arm because it hit the dog.
That’s all, that’s the end. An asparagus is not real, it’s pretend, just make-believe.
I have so many more of these stories, but I don’t want to go all Kathie Lee on you guys. Maybe I’ll post a few from time to time. A shocking number of them are about candy. 🙂
Friendly Roasted Asparagus (it’ll make you believe!)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Trim or snap dry parts of stems (then compost them)
Drizzle with (organic) olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Perhaps a sprinkle of garlic powder, if you’d like.
Roast under bright and tender.