Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Spring Cliché

Did everybody else already take this picture of asparagus?
Oh.
Well, here's mine.
I made a pot of green soup today: broth from parsley stems and tough asparagus ends, strained and blended with sliced asparagus stalks (no tips; they all went into yesterday's rice dish) that had done a little skillet time with chopped onions and chopped boiled potato. Sour cream, salt, pepper, blender.
It came out pretty and tasted pastel, but I like the photo of the raw materials better. It looks like the Burghers of Calais at a bondage rave, all bendy and disoriented.

12 comments:

Passionate Eater said...

I haven't taken "that" picture yet, but I am going to go do that with the asparagus in the fridge! Mmm, I want that soup, especially if it tastes pastel.

Stacie said...

great photo, still waiting for my moment to catch the bugger peeping out of my rich loamy soil. yeah, the winters here suck, but the soil is worth it!! beeeutiful shot maam!

Anna Haight said...

Asparagus! It's out?! Not yet, but soon!

Ilva said...

I haven't yet but now I'll have to just to emulate..
It's a great shot so it will be difficult but who says things have to be easy in life?

Dagny said...

Awww. How cute. Thanks for an idea about what to do with those stalks that I'd normally discard. Then again, my love of asparagus is limited. Seems to have something to do with that smell. Suddenly it doesn't seem that attractive until a week or so later.

Beccy said...

That soup sounds tasty, I love your photograph.

cranky said...

PE: Sometimes "pastel" is just right.

Stacie: I saw you puttin' spinach in the ground! Way to go.

Anna: Yes, Zuckerman Farms already has it at the market, as do some of the others.

Ilva: You do have an evocative asparagus picture in your archives. I looked!

Dagny: Yeah, there I was about to toss them, and I had this handful of parsley stems, and... Fortunately I got to them the very next day instead of watching them turn slimy in the fridge. :D

Beccy: Thanks, you.

cookiecrumb said...

The above reply, of course, from Cookiecrumb, not Cranky. Sheesh.

sher said...

I have the asparagus--but haven't taken a picture. I also made green soup today. Your picture is very nice, by the way.

cookiecrumb said...

Sher: Yup, it's green soup season again.
Take a picture of your asparababies.
And thanks. I wish I had links for the photos that have inspired this shot. :D

Katie said...

Green asparagus....sigh....
Can't get it here...

cookiecrumb said...

Katie: No way! All you get is those Frenchie white ones? Well. When life gives you white asparagus, make white asparagus-ade.