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May 1, 2012 4:03 pm 
Updated: Nov. 18, 2012 9:58 am
Going to barbeque some asparagus tonight, this vegetable is not one that I grew up eating but going to give it a try :) It's finally sunny out there so need to fire up the grill!
May 1, 2012 4:39 pm
when I was a kid we had a wild asparagus field out back of our house in a field (my mom and dad still live there in N.J., but sadly there are houses setting on the field now). I would go out and pick them and just add butter and salt and I had a great time eating them since no one else liked them.
May 1, 2012 4:42 pm
Your monkey cake is adorable. We love asparagus....grilled, sautéed or puréed in soup.
May 1, 2012 5:30 pm
I like the cake face . . . reminds me of my cousin Tookie Mombo.
May 2, 2012 9:27 am
The only way I will not eat asparagus is raw... I don't know if any one out there had a similar experience but it is not pleasant! Fortunately asparagus is so good cooked that I was not turned away from the light by my older brother's cruel prank. Truth be told, next to placing my kiddie pool next to the electric fence meant to keep our stud colt on his best behavior, the asparagus prank would never have attained a very high score on the prank scale. It just happens however that in my personal universe taste (only after touch) is my tantamount sense. Growing up we each had our own garden patch with mom as the supervisor. My brothers and I would compete as to whose corn would grow taller, whose carrots and peas would be the tastiest etc. We even lobbied with the school bus driver to stop for sunning garden snakes on the bus ride home so we could grab them, take them home and shove them down gopher holes! Now as the youngest I adored and despised my older brothers by turns. But I always took their opinions on board, however strange. As such when they suggested I be the first to taste our tender asparagus spears I felt honored. I've no doubt that one or the other was the first to prod the other to do the same, then together they decided how much fun it would be to torture me. It was the first time in my life that I foamed at the mouth, it was in a word most unpleasant. As such I have a question for KingSparta - Are you an alien???
May 3, 2012 6:52 am
Welcome to AR. Your monkey cake caught my eye. Love it. BTW, I am the only one in my family who loves asparagus.
Nov. 18, 2012 9:58 am
Thanks for all the nice comments about the monkey cake, made it for my daughter's birthday. Just noticed the comments today. And we love asparagus!!!
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