Cheese biscuits, asparagus spears with garlic and saffron mayonnaise, and mixed salted, roasted nuts.
My Dad was a mad keen gardener, so we would always have all those local, seasonal, organic things; asparagus and artichokes.
asparagus is one of those ingredients that I need to eat once it's around, and eggs are my all-time favorite food.
As Mario Batali says, “asparagus trumpets the arrival of spring.”
Serve either dish with asparagus or a green salad tossed with plenty of Roquefort or blue cheese.
Or with vermicelli, rice, or barley; or with green peas, or asparagus tops.
The Englishman helped himself to asparagus tips and laughed.
Jumbo gave a loud quack of laughter like a wild goose, and entangled himself with asparagus.
The children grew like asparagus in June, and the father rejoiced over them.
His mother said that the onions and asparagus were not as good as when they had been freshly cooked more than two hours ago.
late Old English sparage, from Latin asparagus (in Medieval Latin often sparagus), from Greek asparagos, of uncertain origin; probably from PIE root *sp(h)er(e)g- "to spring up" (though perhaps from a non-Greek source). In Middle English, asperages sometimes was regarded as a plural, with false singular aspergy.
By 16c. the word had been anglicized as far as sperach, sperage. It was respelled by c.1600 to conform with classical Latin, but then folk-etymologized formation sparrowgrass arose 17c., persisting into 19c., during which time asparagus had "an air of stiffness and pedantry" [John Walker, "Critical Pronouncing Dictionary," 1791]. Known in Old English as eorðnafela.