In this part of the world the best and most economical time of the year for asparagus is right now. They are such a fresh, lovely, visual confirmation that spring has sprung. New spears can grow as much as 10 inches in one day!
Understandably they are connected to male stamina and potency with a general connection to fertility and lust.
Asparagus are diuretic in nature. This quality makes asparagus a good tonic, if you are feeling the need for a spring cleanse. Victorian wives were taught to recognize the aroma of asparagus in the urine of their husbands. It was considered a sure sign that there was straying going on.
Loaded with folic acid, potassium, fiber, vitamins B6, A, C and thiamine, contain no fat or cholesterol and low in sodium, asparagus are a nutrient dense vegetable.
You will need:
1/2 pound asparagus
1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
2 Tbsp. Gouda, grated
salt and pepper to taste
drizzle of Balsamic vinegar reduction
With thanks for the first of the fresh vegetables, gather your ingredients and prepare space in your heart, mind and kitchen to work. Release the thoughts that keep you from being in the present moment, find a place a gratitude. Close your eyes and take a deep relaxing breath. Begin.