Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Signs Of Spring - Lilacs & Asparagus



The weather hasn't been as warm as usually at this time of the year, but never the less spring has definitely arrived here. Two ultimate signs of spring are blooming lilacs & fresh asparagus - both from the local farmers' market.


There are plenty of reasons to fill your plate with more of asparagus, the spring superfood.
The green veggie is packed with minerals & vitamins A, C, E, K & B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calsium, protein and fiber.

Did you know that lilacs belong to the olive family, there are more than 1 000 varieties of lilacs, they only bloom only about 3 weeks in the spring?

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(FI) Kevät on ollut melko poikkeuksellinen koko Euroopassa, niin myös Unkarissa. Vaikka tuntuu ettei meinaa lämmetä millään, ovat kevään merkit kuitenkin havaittavissa. Nimittäin paikallisella torilla on saatavilla tuoretta parsaa ja ihanasti tuoksuvia sireenin oksia.

Parsa on todellinen kevään superfoodi. Tämä vihreä vihannes on täynnä mineraaleja ja vitamiineja kuten A,C,E,K ja B6 sekä folaattia, rautaa, kuparia, kalsiumia, proteiinia ja kuitua.

Tiesitkö, että sireenit kuulvat oliiviperheeseen? Tai että sireenilajikkeita on yli 1 000? Tai, että ne kukkivat ainoastaan noin 3 viikkoa keväällä? Tai siis meillä Suomessa kesällä...







What shall I cook from asparagus?

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(FI) Mitäköhän sitä kokkaisi parsasta?





18 comments:

  1. Such a beauty the spring lilac! Super gorgeous And I love the snap

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm happy you liked my pics :)

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  2. I completely agree with you! When I was a kid our neighbor had a huge lilac tree and the smell was just heaven this time of year. And what's more spring than asparagus. I like mine simple. Quickly steamed or grilled and then a little butter, lemon, salt and pepper.

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    1. You're so right it doesn't need any fancy stuff beside.

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  3. I love lilacs and they always remind me of my childhood (we had lots of lilac trees in the garden). We eat steamed asparagus with hollandaise sauce or soft boiled eggs and it's delicious - simply grilled is fab too.

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    1. Oh, that sounds a perfect combo! Asparagus is best served steamed or grilled, can't wait to eat it!

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  4. I do love Spring! I love eating asparagus with fresh fish.

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    1. Oh, yes, that's a great combo! Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Love the lilacs...Let's see the meal you make off the aspargus after you're done

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    1. Lilacs are wonderful! Made it already - you can find it on my next post :)

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  6. Beautiful photos! I love lilacs, especially the scent of them. :) When I was small I used to have a lilac scented shower gel, it was my favorite. I'd love to see what you ended up cooking with the asparagus!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nora! The scent of lilacs is so magicaland brings a lot of memories for me too. You'll find out very soon what I prepared from those asparagus :)

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  7. Kevät on ollut kyllä ihan pimee! Tänäänkin tuli lunta, ainakin täällä Helsingissä. Me tehdään aina pekoniin käärittyä parsaa :-)

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    1. Tuntuu, että koko euroopan sää on ihan sekaisin! Oi, pekoni voiskin antaa kivan lisän parsan kanssa - kiitos vinkistä!

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  8. I love everything about spring- specially the beautiful flowers and the fresh fruits and veggies! Lovely pictures!

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    1. Everything is so fresh in spring! Thank you so much for liking my pics :)

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