Asparagus, take one.
Forgive me for going off on a sort of Julie-Andrews-as-Fräulein-Maria two skips and a twirl.
I can´t help it. Spring is here!
I know, the astronomical will take a few days yet, and the trees haven´t quite woken up. But the asparagus have arrived. Lovely fat green spears, tied in bunches, going for only €1.20 the bunch! O my. And, better yet, the thin ones, sitting in an untidy heap in a box, practically given away at €2.80 the kilo!!!
For a while now it´s going to be asparagus every day, I can tell.
I´m much too caught up in the joy of the moment to do more than steam them and dip them in my so-delicious vinaigrette. Time enough for soups and risottos and quiches and quesadillas.