Woo Hoo!! How good can it get???

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Biggles !

Woo Hoo!! How good can it get???

Just had brunch as usual on a Sunday but today was rather special. Asparagus picked from the garden, our first year of picking. Isn't it rather early ? eaten with 2 eggs each courtesy of the gals (chooks) beautifully poached by OH, a la Delia, in water (He's getting rather good at this egg poaching in a pan of water and there are no messy little poaching dishes to clean).

Surely, life doesn't get better than this :0)

OK, I only had 2 spears on my plate, but there is a lot more to come; we still have to be a bit careful about how many we harvest for this year. Long term planning; I love it :0)

Biggs enjoying simple pleasures and grateful for it.

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Dolores

Woo Hoo!! How good can it get???

"Just had brunch as usual on a Sunday but today was rather special. Asparagus picked from the garden, our first year of picking. Isn't it rather early ? eaten with 2 eggs each courtesy of the gals (chooks) beautifully poached by OH, a la Delia, in water (He's getting rather good at this egg poaching in a pan of water and there are no messy little poaching dishes to clean).

Surely, life doesn't get better than this :0)

OK, I only had 2 spears on my plate, but there is a lot more to come; we still have to be a bit careful about how many we harvest for this year. Long term planning; I love it :0)

Biggs enjoying simple pleasures and grateful for it."



Biggs,
You lucky lady!!
It certainly is lovely when you get results and especially asparagus, so pleased you enjoyed it and with fresh eggs, what more could one desire....yummy xx

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Essex Girl

Asparagus

Well done with the asparagus, Biggs - great achievement. Also sounds as if the chickens have settled in well.

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Biggles !

Asparagus

Thank you both, we are quite chuffed and the chooks have settled in very well and now have a huge foraging area including a pond. I just wish himself would let them have the run of the potager. I would of course very carefully fence off the asparagus bed before allowing them out :0)

Have a super evening. I raise my glass to you; Thierry has just brought me a Kir. Must be time to go and be creative in the kitchen!

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Honey

Woo hoo

That certainly does sound early to me Biggs.... you don't get good English asparagus until well into May here. You haven't been there long so very well done. It can take up to 5 years to get it going well. I love asparagus with hollandaise sauce as a starter... can't beat it.

Honey :-x

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Expat Badger

woohoo

i'm sooo jealous!

i'm itching to get out there and attack the veg patch...sadly we have just had another bit of snow with lots more forecast next week - grrrr!!

Roll on May

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Biggles !

Early asparagus...

I'm soooo surprised, we picked 6 more spears today. Roll on a few years time and I can see asparagus quiche, asparagus soup, asparagus everything.....

We have only 10 crowns, but have yet to find number 10 (buried in the weeds), have to say we are really delighted. Just something we really enjoy and have done for years. Growing our own is such a bonus :0)

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cherylanne

asparagus

we too have just had our first asparagus spears from the garden -- just a dozen stalks (4 each) as a starter and they were lovely -- but still quite mild. I think they taste better a little later in the season when they've had a bit more sun on them. But the purple sprouting is going great guns and is absolutely delicious, finished with chopped chorizo crisped up in a little olive oil and garlic. And a little dried chilli. THE absolute best way of serving, great recipe from Hugh F-W.

 
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