The cook and gardener of a local estate were happily in agreement that homegrown asparagus trumps the stuff shipped in from Mexico this time of year to local supermarkets.
Cook later explained that she has a handy asparagus peeler that she bought in Germany when there. The peeler looks similar to a regular vegetable peeler, except that it's constructed with two peelers opposite each other so that the asparagus is peeled on either side at the same time. "It's great for peeling carrots really quickly too," she said.
This pair ought to be happy for a few more weeks because it's only the beginning of asparagus season.