Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Amazing Asparagus - Recipes & Other Tips


Amazing Asparagus by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 2013-05-19_zps66a6cbd4.jpg

Amazing Asparagus - Recipes & Other Tips

To me asparagus has always meant springtime - green, delicate and fresh.  Did you know that Asparagus is a member of the lily family?  It is a beautiful vegetable.

Not only is asparagus loved for it's delicious taste - it is also very healthy!  Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A, B6 & C, fiber, potassium.  It is high in glutathione which is an amino acid that is a wonderful anti-oxidant.  Asparagus is high in folate which is believed to protect against cancer, reduce inflammation & reduce the risks of heart disease.  Also, asparagus is high in vitamin K which can help prevent osteoarthritis & osteoporosis (again - I'm not a doctor - this information is from my own online research - please see my "disclaimer" at the bottom of this post).   

I have shared many Asparagus recipes & other tips (growing & preparing) with you over the past few years - there are eight yummy posts - ENJOY!

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17 comments:

  1. Wow Angie, these recipes look great. I never even thought of asparagus pizza but it sounds great. Here in Germany, asparagus is in season now and people are going crazy for asparagus soup so it's everywhere right now.

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    1. Thanks! - The asparagus soup recipe that you just had on your blog looks so delicious - I'll have to try that one!

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  2. HI Angie!
    I love this post, so many great receipes.
    Have you ever tried wild asparagus?

    We have plenty of wild growing around my home:
    http://carpe-diem-anamb.blogspot.com/2013/04/sezona-sparoga-wild-asparagus-season.html

    And here is one traditional receipe:
    http://carpe-diem-anamb.blogspot.com/2013/05/jela-od-sparoga-wild-asparagus-dishes.html

    Many greetings from Croatia!

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    1. I've never had wild asparagus & I have never seen it growing around here - Does it taste any different than regular asparagus? Thanks so much for sharing your interesting asparagus posts!

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  3. yes, their taste is more intense then by cultivated ones. They are not so thick, also. They can grow really high, expecially after rain. I can find a lot of them growing wild underneath the olive trees. We eat them almost every day while is its season (it is over by now).
    I will send you some next year :))

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  4. Thanks for stopping by Good Tastes Tuesday Recipe Link Party on my blog goldenreflectionsblog.com and letting me know it wasn't working! I have it fixed now so I hope you can come over and link up some recipes now! Sorry about that and thanks for letting me know!!

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  5. I love asparagus, I think pickled is probably my favorite. I've never thought about asparagus pizza before, but now I've got to try it.
    Thanks for the recipes.
    Angel

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  6. I had no idea you could make this many dishes with Asparagus. Love it! Certainly going to book mark this page to try it out. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. I bought a bunch of asparagus this morning to make for dinner tonight! We like ours roasted with a little Celtic salt and pepper.

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  8. Umm Alfredo asparagus pizza??? I CANNOT WAIT TO TRY!
    Thanks for these :)

    20somethingbusinesswoman.com

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  10. We have so much asparagus right now thank you for sharing your recipes on foodie friday with us.

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  11. Wow, so many recipes for asparagus in one place! Pinned :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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  12. Sauteed is the only way we've ever ate it, but we really like it. We have not planted any before, but were knocking around the idea of it. This may just be enough to motivate us. Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
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    ~Ann

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  13. These look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. This weeks party is live.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  14. Yummmm....I so adore asparagus. My husband and I have discussed growing it....I think we will probably try to start some next year. I was so sad that I didn't get any this year-- somehow I just missed the season.

    Thanks for sharing on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop!
    Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

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