The asparagus patch is up and growing once again. Supposedly, eating the first asparagus of spring brings good luck and I always pop the first spear into my mouth. I have decided I only like it fresh, not canned or frozen. It is easy to grow and comes back faithfully year after year.
FYI: Medicinally, second century physician, Galen, describes asparagus as "cleansing and healing". High in vitamins and necessary chemical compounds, it is used in Ayurvedic medicines. Asparagus was eaten 20,000 years ago in Egypt. Greek and Romans ate it fresh and dried it for winter use. France's Louis XIV had special greenhouses built for growing it. The points d'amour, or love tips, were served as a delicacy to Madame Pompadour. It became available in the United States in 1850.