Now is the perfect time to bring home some fresh asparagus. Tender spears are just now arriving at the grocery stores and farmers markets and the peak season will run through July on the east coast. I roasted some on Friday for dinner and we all loved it. With the few spears left over I made a goat cheese and asparagus omelet on Saturday morning. Henry declared it, “the best omelet ever!” (two points for mom:)
Look for firm, skinny spears that aren’t too woody at the base. For the full nutritional punch, prepare and consume within a day or two. Loaded with vitamin K, asparagus is also heralded as an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant. These properties are some of the best risk reducers on the planet for common health problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Peace and asparagus!