Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Fruits Of My Asparagus And Mushroom Labor

While I often grumble about the garden work, especially in the 90* July and August heat, I do enjoy the fruits of our labor. While we'd gotten a couple of asparagus spears from a plant in Bev’s flower bed, this is the first picking from the garden. Since I’d just read a blog about mushrooms, I decided I’d better check mine to find three nice shitaki’s. I don’t know what will become of the remainder, but if you know me, you know what I did with the first of them.

I don't usually make a restaurant omelet (cooked on a griddle and folded over both ways) but I wanted a three egger and didn't have the right sizd pan so I went with the larger one.  I added some Spanish Manchego cheese and sided it with a half lnk of my homemade breakfast sausage and as you might expect, it was darned good and would have been outstanding had I remembered to add a little onion.  Oh well, there's always tomorrow.

And so tomorrow came, but this time I remembered some green onion and used more asparagus and cheese.

I had trouble getting it to slide from the pan and had to flip it.  Here it is topped with a few chives and after a few bites, sided with the other half link of sausage.

It would be hard to say this is the best breakfast I've ever fixed or even the best omelet, but it was amazingly good and will be eaten, in some form, at least once a week until I get tired of asparagus.

As good as the fresh asparagus is, it won’t be too long before I’ll be calling the neighbors to come get it.

I got my new DSLR camera yesterday, but since it came with two instruction books and a DVD, I'm thinking about sending it back.  Not really, I made many shots with an SLR in my younger days and hopefully it will come back to me and these will be even easier to operate.

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  1. Hard to believe the garden is already for light harvesting!

    You'll do just fine with the DSLR. What kind did you end up getting?

  2. That omelet looks crazy good! Isn't one of those manuals in a different language? Which still means it's required reading. :-)

  3. Chris - It's a Canon Rebel 10.1MP.

    LA - I didn't count the foreign language ones :-)

  4. HA!!!! Well, that'll keep you out of mischief for a few days. ;-)

  5. How nice to have mushrooms and asparagus to harvest already Larry...that's one great looking omlet!

  6. I am sooo jealous: asparagus already and you are growing your own mushroom?! Did you buy spores in order to do that. And I'm also pretty jealous of that homemade sausage... that and omelet look wonderful.

  7. How great to already be harvesting ... I'm so far from that. Can't wait to see your photos. As if there aren't enough manuals, my son suggested I buy a book about my camera from the bookstore. I did and between the books and all the playing around, I'm starting to get a good shot here and there.

  8. Holy shitake mushrooms! Tell us about growing those things. I am looking to order some plugs soon. Is that how you started them?


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