In early Spring, you can go for walks by the Connecticut River in Hadley, Massachusetts and pick the wild asparagus shooting up through the long blades of glass. Hadley is famous for it’s asparagus production and the asparagus in our region is commonly known as “Hadley grass”. Fresh asparagus doesn’t need much cooking to make it delicious. Here is one of my favorite quick ways to prepare it.
For something a little bit more Cretan, here is one of our Mediterranean Diet recipes for asparagus soup from Koula Barydakis.