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07/13/2009

Monday Morning Musings

Filed under: Monday Morning Musings — foxygknits @ 12:12 am
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LampworkAsparagusBead by pumpkinhillbeads

Lampwork Asparagus Bead by pumpkinhillbeads

Did you know that May was National Asparagus Month?  Neither did I.  [BTW, wouldn’t it be a hoot if Britney Spears were named spokesperson for National Asparagus Month!]  So, although it is July, I am going to sing the praises of this marvelous green vegetable that I hated as a child. 

Today, I love asparagus, but only the really thin stalks.  And it has to be cooked or steamed or grilled well because asparagus may not crunch – not an option.  Sometimes, I have asparagus and popcorn for dinner.  Ever since I left my parents’ home many years ago, I have reveled in the opportunity to eat whatever I wish in whatever combination.  And asparagus and popcorn is one of my favorite combinations. 

But hey, I am not Rachel Ray, and this is not about cooking.  It is about the many artistic forms that asparagus takes on etsy.  Our tour guide is an amigurumi crochet asparagus plushie by yummypancake, known to his good friends as Gustav.

Gustav - Amigurumi Crochet Asparagus Plushie

Gustav - Amigurumi Crochet Asparagus Plushie

Here we have a wendycosta illustration printed on a soft mousepad.  The poem reads: delicate asparagus dress once worn by a lady dancer.

Asparagus Dress Mousepad

Asparagus Dress Mousepad

And how fun to take a nostalgic trip back into the 70s with the Dawning of the Age of Asparagus by laughingchicken

Age of Asparagus Sage Green Chunky Scarf

Age of Asparagus Sage Green Chunky Scarf

 Should you want to wear your asparagus, here is a realistically detailed enameled asparagus pendant with an ivory pearl and a green glass leaf.  madebydina reminds us that mom always said to eat your vegetables!

Little Asparagus Charm Necklace

Little Asparagus Charm Necklace

Now that we have eaten so healthy, I was looking for a little something sweet to finish off our meal.  And what could be better than chocolate.  Sooooo, I searched for something that was tagged both asparagus and chocolate, and voilá – a Kingman Turquoise Mohave Green Necklace by MarthaMaryJewelry.  It is asparagus green with chocolate freshwater pearls.  Bon Appetit!

Kingman Turquoise Mohave Green Necklace

Kingman Turquoise Mohave Green Necklace

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5 Comments »

  1. LOL! Britney Spears…. That made my night! 😀

    Comment by Rachael — 07/13/2009 @ 12:24 am

  2. I will have to try that asparagus/popcorn combination…definitely with lots of melted butter! Thanks for including my scarf in this fun tribute to the asparagus!

    Comment by laughingchicken — 07/13/2009 @ 12:39 am

  3. I think I mentioned in an e-mail to you that this year was the first time I had tried asparagus, perhaps ever. I don’t remember trying it as a kid but ya never know. I simply knew that I didn’t like it! Hubby prepared it for me by sauteeing it with garlic, maybe lemon, certainly some olive oil and I think some red chili pepper. Holy eyeballs it was delicious!

    I know tastes change as you get older and this has made me curious to try other things. I can definitely see the asparagus/popcorn connection too. That sounds delicious in my head actually.

    Comment by Sharon Paradiso — 07/13/2009 @ 6:25 am

  4. Thanks for finding me and adding my necklace to your Monday Morning Musings!

    Comment by MarthaMaryJewelry — 07/14/2009 @ 4:09 pm

  5. We love asparagus at our house!! Great blog. I love the little lampwork asparagus bead. Gorgeous!

    Comment by Sandie Russo — 07/18/2009 @ 9:23 pm


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