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.
Here we have a wendycosta illustration printed on a soft mousepad. The poem reads: delicate asparagus dress once worn by a lady dancer.
And how fun to take a nostalgic trip back into the 70s with the Dawning of the Age of Asparagus by laughingchicken.
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!
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!