Everything you ever wanted to know about Asparagus
We ♥ Asparagus and if you are here you probably do too.
The 2014 Asparagus Season is Over
Unless you live in the Southern Hemishere or....
You can find some Autumn Season Asparagus
Either way here you will find all sorts of great Recipes and
Easy How to Cook Guides
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Maybe its time to think about Planting your own Asparagus Bed
This tasty spring vegetable is full of nutrition and tastes
fantastic and here you will find everything you could want to know about
this healthy food.
Need a little more idea to work out where to go first around this site? Read on for a brief taster:
If you are already growing, or are thinking of growing asparagus
take a look at these pages for hints, tips or full instructions :
- Choose your plant variety
- Where to locate your bed
- Prepare the bed for planting
- Plant from Seed or from Crowns?
- Get your Planting right
- Care for your plants
- Ready to Harvest ? The BEST BIT!!!
- Watch out for diseases
- Control the Slugs and Snails
the spears is easy but follow our hints and tips on the various methods
of cooking for best results and some different ideas:
- Steaming on the hob
- Use the Microwave
There are so many ways to enjoy this delicious treat. Browse
through our recipes and see what takes your fancy. Come back again as we
are adding recipes all the time:
- Dinner Party Recipes
- Pasta Dishes
- Grilled Variations
- Unusual Recipes
Have trouble converting between grams, ounces, cups, centigrade and Fahrenheit etc? try our Conversion Charts
Take a look at some of the day to day items and specially
designed alternatives to make your life easier and your veg taste even
- Fan steamers
- Microwave steamers
- Speciality upright steamer
Well its definitely full of nutrition, counts as one of your 5 a day and has a low glycaemic index.
- The low down on nutrition
- Glycaemic Index
- Asparagus Extract
- Cancer and Asparagus
We check out festivals around the globe with links to their
sites and details of the dates of next years festivals as we hear about
- England – Evesham
- California - Stockton
- German Festivals
We have been gathering all sorts of useful (and sometime
useless!) facts about our favourite vegetable, we’ll keep adding to the
- Why it makes your urine smell
- White / Green/ Purple/ Wild
- The Asparagus family
Around the World
- Packet soup taste test
- The canned vegetable
If you find this site useful and love some other foods we have
also been out on the look-out for similar sites dedicated to other
foods. Some are luxury items, some everyday but especially tasty, and
others are just really nice sites we found. When you’ve had your fill of
asparagus take a look!
Not Convinced this Vegetable is for You?
If you have never tried cooking asparagus at home you really
should. It is very easy to cook and is not that expensive. You will find
it in most supermarkets virtually all year round. For best taste and
least food miles buy it during the fairly short season in spring. (April
- June in the UK). You will have to make your own mind up about
imported vegetables and watch the quality for freshness.
spears are very much the way to buy and eat this spring vegetable on the
continent. Large quantities of canned product are sold in France,
Germany and Spain.
Once you've found one way to enjoy it don't stop there, keep trying new recipes and you will love it too.
hope you enjoy exploring our site. We love and eat all sorts of fresh fruit and
vegetables and know that they are helping us stay healthy. We encourage you to do the same.
We are lucky enough to have tried a good few varieties of this tender green treat and we hope you will enjoy reading about what we have discovered.