Asparagus

White   0 votes - 0 %
Green   6 votes - 66 %
Stinky pee   3 votes - 33 %
 
9 Total Votes
Attack of the Spargel Saison! by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 02:27:57 AM EST
Don't tell me it is nearly that time already?


Thankfully, no by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 04:15:32 AM EST
Spargelzeit might be my least favourite time of the year.

The stuff is everywhere, it's inescapable, and there's nothing to be done but grin and bear it and hope you don't get run off your feet by an asparagus-crazed German in the veg aisle of the supermarket.


[ Parent ]
k├╝rbiszeit is worse by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 04:42:39 AM EST
Yeah, there is asparagus everywhere at that time, but it tends to be a dish in itself. Those pumpkins get everywhere though - soup, lasagne, curry (even in the thai places), ravioli. Nothing is safe.


[ Parent ]
True. by sugar spun (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 06:07:34 AM EST
But finding stealth asparagus in a sandwich almost had me packing my bags and fleeing back to civilisation.

Cheese, rucola and asparagus. I was deeply upset.


[ Parent ]
I thought that was August by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 04:54:29 AM EST
I have Asparagus beds by Phage (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 03:41:24 AM EST
NoT a euphemism !

But asparagus by Breaker (4.00 / 2) #5 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 04:51:50 AM EST
Makes my wee smell funny.  Why is that?


Because you can smell it. by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #9 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 05:53:28 AM EST


[ Parent ]
I inherited an asparagus steamer by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 05:14:22 AM EST
from my mother. It cooks the asparagus on it's side, suspended over boiling water.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Actually, I can believe that. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 05:44:53 AM EST
One of the best recipes I ever tasted for asparagus involved cooking it in a coffee percolator. Since no one makes percolators anymore...


Dear User: Please replace this text with a witty or insightful saying before using this software.
I too am an asparagus snapper by webwench (4.00 / 2) #11 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 07:16:21 AM EST
but I broil my asparagus. Snap them, coat them with a little olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and broil on high for about 5 minutes. Like crispy green french fries!

Getting more attention than you since 1998. Ya ya!

saute'd is my favorite way too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 07:26:42 AM EST



[ Parent ]
Broilin'! by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 08:12:23 AM EST
REP-re-muthafuckin'-SENT!

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

[ Parent ]
Broil if you have to... by Lady Jane (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 05:57:01 PM EST
I snap mine, grill 'em (charcoal preferred) then toss with a bit of olive oil and sea salt.  Mmmm grilling... stupid Maine... stupid twelve degrees outside...


-----------------------------------------
"Buttons aren't toys" -- Trillian
[ Parent ]
Stupid Germany by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 07:52:09 PM EST
Stupid northern latitudes, stupid apartments with no balconies, stupid Siberian winds...

Charcoal? My eyes are officially misty.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

[ Parent ]
flavor draining by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #16 Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 03:46:50 AM EST
You mean cooked another way they'd have MORE flavor?  I can't stand the "flavorless" boiled variety as it is. Blech!


Cold 'spare-grass ? by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #17 Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 04:27:15 AM EST
Man, unless it's got bacon on it, that's just wrong.

And peel it ? Mate, I've never peeled any spare-grass in my life..  I do trim lots off the end of the stalk, since I prefer just the buds.. But that infuriates the Mrs for discarding almost half the bundle.

And I like Breaker have the smell gene, or whatever it is that lets note its secondary effects..

Try it cold. by BadDoggie (2.00 / 0) #18 Tue Dec 09, 2008 at 05:16:05 AM EST
With a simple mustard-mayo dip it's most excellent even without the bacon (although warm and bacon wrapped with some sort of garlic-y/balsamic dressing is also teh shiznit).

You have to peel the white stuff.

woof.

OMG WE'RE FUCKED! -- duxup ?

[ Parent ]