Though it is near freezing, (yesterday it was 80 degrees), with rivers of rain, hail and tornadoes, it is asparagus time again. The first vegetable to arrive in the spring, I am plucking handfuls and faced with what to do with it all. I have quite a lot of it left from last spring. It's in the freezer. But, I don't really like frozen asparagus; it is the texture I presume. Pickling it would turn it to mush like freezing. My husband won't eat it. So, I guess I will have to start marinating it, roasting it and eating lots of it. That, and giving it away to my cooking daughter.