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By: Sarah    Date: 04/28/13

Asparagus

By: Sarah Date: 04/28/13 Category: News

It’s believed to be Louis XIV who called this the king of vegetables in the 18th century, creating his own special greenhouses so that he could eat it all year round. We are expecting the first cuts from the fields around the Farm Shop to be in the shop by the end of the week, and we can hardly wait – it does lend a certain elegance to the table, as well as being full of fibre, vitamins C, K and A, good for your heart and of course low in calories (as long as you don’t dip it in hollandaise sauce).

Remember that freshly picked asparagus hardly needs to be cooked at all: a few minutes’ gentle steaming is all it takes, and if you want to put some spears into a salad, plunge them into cold water right after steaming to stop them drooping.