If the asparagus is fresh, then snap the stalks where they bend, otherwise cut.
Toss the asparagus in the oil and vinegar, and season with salt and pepper.
Lightly brush the asparagus with butter and sprinkle with the pepper mix.
The perennial raised bed will be their home for the next 20 years or so, and it needed considerable attention to get it ready for the asparagus .
Perennials, such as artichokes, asparagus and rhubarb are also sold in bare-root form.
Divide the asparagus between four dinner plates and arrange the tomatoes and haloumi on top.
Snap the woody ends off the asparagus stalks, rinse them well, and dry them thoroughly with paper towels.
My poached asparagus and ricotta looked rather minimalist on the white porcelain plate when it arrived.
The pumpkins are flowering, the asparagus is ready to rest.
Seed placement is also critical because the roots of asparagus plants grow only below the seed.