Spring is in the Air

Life | March 22, 2017 | By

This week I’ve been able to throw open the windows and soak up plenty of gorgeous sunshine. This, as other parts of the country have either been pummeled with rain or blanketed with snow. I’ve learnt since moving to Colorado, that this doesn’t mean the end of our snow season, merely a small intermission. 
 
The fine weather has started to stir my need to plan. I really need to work out a planter box for beside our front door – our front door opens to a busy road and it would be nice to have a wee barrier. Then there is our rooftop deck – it is so crying out for some love and attention. This is going to be a tricky one as it can get up to 15 to 20 degrees hotter up there during the summer months. Some sort of shade solution is definitely on the cards! 
 
The warmer weather also has me thinking about food. The spring produce is making it’s appearance in our local market, and while it is early days, one of my favorites is starting to become readily available – Asparagus. 
 
Asparagus is one of those veggies that people either love or hate. It’s a bit like Brussel Sprouts, for the longest time I could not stomach them and then one day, we had tried them roasted at a local restaurant. Since then we haven’t looked back and now make excuses to have them. But back to Asparagus….
 
Growing up in New Zealand, we would get Asparagus at certain times of the year.  I was always quite partial for an Asparagus Roll but you had to be a little choosy about where you got them. Kiwiboy wasn’t a massive fan until I started roasting them at home. Now he is quite partial to the odd spear – roasted or steamed, not boiled. So how do I roast them…..
 
 
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