First order of business- sorry for the lack of posts- two weeks of work travel & a short vacation kept me away from my local market & the blog. Last week Isaac turned 9 months. Hard to believe that little nugget is talking, getting ready to walk, and eating all kinds of foods (local, of course :))
I am sad to report that I have no photos of this momentous occasion, but I did, for the very first time, eat fresh spring asparagus this week. It was divine. The Easton Wintertime Farmer’s Market posted on their Facebook that there was a vendor there with the first cutting of asparagus. Being a huge asparagus fan, and a huge fan of he book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (where asparagus merits a whole chapter!) this was a big day for me. I’m not ashamed to admit I ate some raw, right out the refrigerator. We sauteed the rest, briefly, with olive oil and garlic. Served with a grass-fed pot roast from our freezer, and some blue potatoes., it was a lovely Saturday meal.
All I have to say is that those who doesn’t eat locally & seasonally are really missing out.
The garden is ready for planting & I have a very healthy little patch of lettuce steadily growing in this beautiful weather. I’m getting very excited for planting!
In other news, I bought some bok choy from Oakdale Farms in Rehoboth, and I’m very unclear on how to cook/eat it. Any suggestions?