Monday, 2 May 2011

Home Grown

Ron's freshly-picked asparagus, steamed and then half of them whizzed up to make the sauce, and some tips kept whole, served with pine nuts and decent olive oil and the whole delicious lot washed down with a juicy 13.5ยบ Barbera d'Asti.

12 comments:

Affer said...

That looks quite fabulous!

Your typical Italian asparagus: is it the slim green variety beloved of Brits, or the big plump pale stuff that Johnny Hun grows?

Ron Combo said...

Green and very, very tasty Affer. Like your new blog btw, very stylish. Makes this one look like The Illustrated London News circa 1967. Maybe Ron should have a facelift.

ChrisP said...

Mmmmm....sparrow grass....

Diplomate said...

Ron - that really does look good enough to eat ! sparrowgrass season is always a joy. We are enjoying un-seasonably warm spell here but no rain.

Thud said...

I'm not keen on green but it does sound good.

Mad Dog McClane said...

Looks absolutely delicious, Ron.

Mick P said...

Looks superb. Had our first asparagus of the season here in Rome at the weekend. Ah, the joys of the repulsive-compulsive piddle.

Philip Wilkinson said...

Marvellous stuff. Round here, a short sparrow's flight from the Vale of Evesham, they just call it 'grass'. It's not what you think when people sidle up to you in pubs and ask, 'Want some fresh local grass?'.

Toby said...

That's it. Tonight we shall eat local asparagus and filet steak from Archers on Queens Road, washed down with much the same.

Peter Ashley said...

Asparagus is packed and sold in 'rounds'. Pete Know-All.

Vinogirl said...

That looks fab. You're making me hungry and it's only breakfast time here!

Anonymous said...

Do you eat all that yourself or is that a serving dish for a dinner party?