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This news page will keep you up to date throughout the year with prompts for asparagus growers and news as asparagus comes into season. We'll also tell you when we add new recipes and generally keep you abreast of anything you might be intersted in on the asparagus front!

Feb 12, 2015

An Aphrodisiac for Asparagus Lovers

Only two days left until the most romantic day of the year, or so the marketing hype would have us believe. Valentines day is now an excuse to sell anything in a heart shape. I'll settle for a bunch of flowers sometime but probably not on the 14th unless I'm exceptionally lucky!

However, you might like to increase your dose of asparagus this weekend. Allegedly asparagus has aphrodisiac properties, so add it to your shopping list for an extra loved up weekend.

Don't believe me read on.....

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Feb 09, 2015

Asparagus Planting Questions answered Here

All your questions about planting and transplanting asparagus in one convenient place

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Feb 09, 2015

Buying Asparagus Plants & Seeds

Thinking of buying asparagus plants or seeds? We have been reviewing the market.

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Feb 07, 2015

Harvesting Asparagus Questions - Answers to all your queries

Read answers to many questions about harvesting asparagus or put your query to us and our expert advisor

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Feb 07, 2015

Ask the Expert - Put your Asparagus Growing Questions to our Resident Expert

Find answers to frequently asked asparagus growing questions or test our expert with your more obscure asparagus growing problems

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Feb 06, 2015

Asparagus Etiquette and Stylish Serving

Be sure to keep to asparagus etiquette when enoying your favourite vegetable and serve it with style.

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Feb 06, 2015

West Brookfield Asparagus Festival

Local resident Ruth Lyons tells us all about West Brookfield Asparagus Festival

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Feb 06, 2015

Stalking Diederick's Asparagus - A local History from West Brookfield

Read a fascinating local history from West Brookfield MA about Diederick's asparagus written by a local resident

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Jan 17, 2015

Asparagus Companion Plants for a Bumper Vegetable Crop

Tomatoes are said to be great asparagus companion plants as are basil and parsley what else do you need to know?

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Jan 01, 2015

8 New Year's Resolutions for Asparagus Lovers

Time to make your new year's resolutions - here are 8 unusual resolutions you won't regret making especially designed for Asparagus Lovers

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Dec 30, 2014

Asparagus Season - too good to miss

We are always counting down to the next asparagus season, unless of course we are enjoying making the most of it

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Dec 29, 2014

Know What to Expect of Different Asparagus Varieties

What to look for from different asparagus varieties and a long list of options to choose from

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Dec 22, 2014

A History of Asparagus back to Roman Times

Grown and enjoyed by ancient civilisations the History of Asparagus is worth a read

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Dec 22, 2014

What is Asparagus? We answer this question and tell you more

People ask the question "What is Asparagus" with different perspectives here are the answers for gardeners, cooks, consumers, scientists etc.

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Dec 22, 2014

Holiday Appetizer Ideas

Are you still sorting out your holiday catering? Appetizers need to be quick and easy. We have several recipes that will turn asparagus into a great starter on the big day.

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is really easy and always a winner. Any of your willing helpers can lay the prociutto out on plates as you are steaming (or grilling) the asparagus then pop a few stalks on top of the laid out prosicutto, add a blob of butter and get the helper to help you roll then up into parcels. Easy Peasy.

We do the same with smoked salmon as well which is also a winner.

Happy Holidays

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Nov 29, 2014

Bought some Asparagus - not sure how to cook it?

Sometimes you spot something at the supermarket that you've always fancied, or something you've eaten in a resatuarnt. Next thing you know its in your trolley at the checkout and then sitting in the refrigerator saying "how are you going to cook me then?" .....

If this is you this holiday and you bought asparagus take a look at our How to Cook Asparagus pages for some really easy ways to prepare this vegetable that will impress family and / or friends.

If you want to be a bit more adventurous follow the links through to Asparagus Recipes for lots more ways to incorporate asparagus in your weekends menu.

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Nov 24, 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas

If you've been thinking of growing asparagus and if like me your parents / partner / children have been asking what you've got on your christmas list why not get them to help you get started. Planting an asparagus bed is setting something in motion that will give you years of pleasure (and you'll be able to share your produce with the gift giver). You might ask for the cost of the crowns, or a contribution in kind to getting the bed dug over.

Read up on what is involved here first and then see who'd like to help you out.

Good luck and wactch out for more gift ideas over the next few weeks.

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May 06, 2014

Mail Order Asparagus / Asparagus by Post - farm fresh asparagus to your door

We bring you a range of suppliers providing a mail order asparagus service

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Feb 27, 2014

Roasted Asparagus Recipes - recipes to make the most of this delicious vegatable

Roasted Asparagus Recipes - an assortment of tasty recipes

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Feb 15, 2014

British Asparagus Festival 2013

A look at what went on at the British Asparagus Festival 2013 including links to galleries with photos and video of the event.

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Feb 13, 2014

Brtitish Asparagus Festival 2014 - including Asparafest

The British Asparagus Festival 2014 will as usual incorporate a range of events through Asparagus Season, find out all about them here

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Feb 09, 2014

Asparagus Recipes - for Asparagus Lovers Everywhere

Delicious, nutricious asparagus recipes for very occasion. Easy recipes for home cooks that make you look like a pro!

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Feb 08, 2014

Asparagus Appetizer Recipes - ideas for a lovely appetizer

Asparagus appetizer recipes to wet your appetite - try your asparagus with salmon, salads, peppers......

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Feb 06, 2014

Asparagus Omelette - an easy and delicous meal for any time of the day

Use our method of making asparagus omelette for light fluffy results that your friends and family will enjoy

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Jan 10, 2014

Cream of Asparagus Soup - a classic recipe for every Asparagus Lover

A few words on "cream of soups" and a classic Cream of Asparagus Soup recipe

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Jan 04, 2014

All Our Asparagus Recipes in one handy list

We list all our Asparagus Recipes on one page so you can quickly scan down and see what take your fancy

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Dec 30, 2013

Asparagus, all about this amazing vegetable

AIming to be the most comprehensive resource on Asparagus we cover cooking it, growing it, amazing recipes, history, nutrition, festivals, scientific classification.You name it, we cover it.

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Dec 23, 2013

A Christmas Thought - Don't Stress

Remember - don't stress - its not producing a perfect Christmas lunch that matters, its haveing a lovely time with friends and family and having a laugh if the cooking goes a bit pearshaped!

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Dec 21, 2013

Asparagus, Pastry and how to Combine them

We have used asparagus, pastry and a number of other ingredients to cook up some great recipes, try them here

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Dec 20, 2013

Easy Asparagus Roll Ups - Great as party finger food

These asparagus roll ups can be made in advance and are greatly admired at parties - and they are really really easy to make!

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The easiest way to cook Asparagus!

All you need is a microwave a plastic Fish / Veg. Steamer and and our instructions.

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Basics of how to cook fresh asparagus

start by looking at How to Cook Asparagus first for some background information on a range of cooking methods.


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