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Celebrate The Bountiful Asparagus Season

Pimp The Plate, Rocking Dog

Pimp The Plate

Asparagus, you timely shoot,
You portent of the spring,
Volley through the golden dew,
Pierce your purple blazing sting;
Spear the cloying mud and grass,
Burst them with your mast,
Break into the waking summer,
Brave until the last.

Taken from Ode to Asparagus by Thomas Ironmonger.

Let’s celebrate the sadly short British asparagus season. Last night we feasted on Cod caught off Alderney by a fanatical fishing friend. We roasted the fish in the oven with flavoursome cherry tomatoes left on the vine, black olives, seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil. Asparagus briefly cooked, together with ciabatta (to mop up all the luscious juices) accompanied the fishy dish. Simple and simply delicious!

Spear Plate, Rocking Dog

Spear Plate

Asparagus Crown, Rocking Dog

Asparagus Crown

Cook Me!, Rocking Dog

Cook Me!