Celebrating National Asparagus Month

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Celebrating National Asparagus Month with Prawns with asparagus in saffron sauce.

Cathy Isom has some great cooking, and healthy, ideas about celebrating a favorite springtime green veggie. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

May is National Asparagus Month. These delicious spears of the lily family can be enjoyed from breakfast to a bedtime snack.

Fresh from the garden, the thin stalks taste like sweet-pea but sautéd the vegetable enhances the flavor of meats, potatoes or other garden veggies.

Asparagus bakes and grills well, too. Added to a souffle, wrapped in bacon, or tossed into a salad, this vegetable is a powerhouse in the kitchen.

It’s also packed with potassium which helps to lower blood pressure and risk of stroke. Asparagus is a great source of fibre and is rich in vitamins A, B and C as well as folic acid. Perfect for getting you fit and ready for summer if you’re working towards that bikini body for the holidays!

Right now, in the month of May, is an excellent time to plant asparagus. After all, this perennial plant comes back year after year.

I’m Cathy Isom…