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White Asparagus Lemon Cream Pasta is a great way to welcome spring! A fresh and sunny dish filled with fresh white asparagus and a touch of parmesan. Asparagus is one of the first veggie that want’s to come out in spring, both the green and white kind are actually the same, the only difference is that the white one never get to see the sun. They pick it up  with the help of a sharp tool under the dirt directly preventing photosynthesis. The taste is softer and the texture also and if you peel it right you can even eat it raw. Preparation The main difference to its preparation is that unlike the green asparagus. You’ll need to peel its whole body (except the head) about twice because it’s covered with thick fibres which prevent the asparagus from getting tender when cooked. If it’s not peeled properly the asparagus will be difficult to eat because of all those fibres.…

It’s season again, for those premature spring veggies! Those are one of a kind, I knew they existed but never had the opportunity to try them out, “well done” until I’ve met my in-laws. I’ve encountered my first white asparagus at my husband’s mom place, I remembered eating them once before but they were though and not tender at all. The mom although… she nailed it, I was baptised all over again, a new beginning for me, those delicate white asparagus were suddenly on my top 10 favorite veggies list. She made them simply with cooked ham, and little butter and it was fantastic! In Germany they have what they call the “Spargelzeit”, a period from april to early june I think… They have all those stands selling those white jewels on the streets, a bit like apple time back in North America. Also, I got the first seat while doing a bike tour through…

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