You wouldn't know it these days, but it is springtime in Seattle - and spring means one thing... Asparagus! How do you like your asparagus? (or do you like asparagus?) I love it sauteed in a frying pan with a bit of Earth Balance. Or grilled on a barbeque with a little olive oil. Yum!
On Saturday I went over to Bastyr's Food & Herb fest at their campus in Kenmore. For anyone interested in learning more about alternative medicine, nutrition, or herbs, I highly recommend you check this out next year! This was my first time, but I was very impressed with the different workshops -- everything from making fermented foods to aromatherapy to mindfulness. They also had great food, music, and some interesting vendors. Their session on food from the Farmer's Market inspired me to make a quick stop at one on my way home. And that is how this asparagus came to be...
This fresh asparagus tasted so good that it didn't need a lot of extra flavor. A little salt and pepper and lemon juice was just enough.
Add about a tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and saute for about 3-5 minutes, until it has just a bit of crunch left (depending on how you like it!) Season with salt, pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.