Spring Is In The Air

Posted By Kerri


Spring is one of my favourite times of year. Since becoming more interested in food, we’ve been eating seasonally and locally. We make a real effort to only eat British and, as far as possible, to buy local produce. This can be limiting; winter is tough as the choice of produce is much less but overall it’s worth it. As the weather starts to warm up, all of a sudden there’s lots more choice and you can eat things that you haven’t had for what seems like ages.

After the excitement of last night’s Jersey Royals, can you imagine how excited we were to find the first British asparagus in Marks and Spencer this evening? Both Stephen and I are big fans and ate loads last year during its short time in season. To make the most of the flavour, we simply steamed it then served it with parmesan cheese, black pepper and rock salt as a starter.

It was soooo good, crunchy and peppery and really green tasting. And I think it tasted better because it had been so long since we last had any.

Apr 3rd, 2007

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  1. Nick said,

    British asparagus already! I drove past a sign announcing “fresh cut asparagus” yesterday and couldn’t really believe it. I’m sure I was waiting till very late April for the first local asparagus last year. If it’s around, I’ll be eating it enormous quantities between now and June. Just long enough to have had enough of it for another year.

  2. Kerri said,

    We tried to find some more today but could only find Peruvian asparagus…perhaps Marks and Spencer has cornered the market on the British stuff!

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