Friday, May 23, 2008

Another Flavor of Spring

Sweet fresh strawberries are a sure sign of spring, but another seasonal favorite is asparagus. There is something about those long bright green spears with the pointed heads that makes for great memories. My favorite way to enjoy them is grilled. We usually serve them with something else grilled. Recently Sweetie grilled a big bunch of asparagus which he first drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with a little garlic salt. Once they were grilled he served them with some pork tri tip that he had anointed with Scotch and more garlic. With a green salad on the side it was a delightful spring dinner.

Although it isn't a food item, our lab Xam recently turned 12...that's kinda old in dog years. Last month he had surgery to remove a growth from his mouth...it was about the size of the first part of our thumb...fingernail to first knuckle...but fortunately it was not cancerous. Since the surgery he seems to be more active and peppy. Here is a photo taken at a local park a few days ago. He is full of life and such a good companion. We are super happy that he looks like he will be with us for a while yet.

3 comments:

Meeta said...

Oh yes - that is exactly how we enjoy our green asparagus. We've been eating it this way by the truck load. And if the weather is not too hot to grill we grill them in the oven LOL!

KJ said...

Happy birthday Xam!! Hope you had a good one.

I love asparagus any old way. Roasted is my favourite.

Anonymous said...

SO GLAD to hear the good news about Xami!!!
Love and hugs, Natasha