white and green asparagusWhite asparagus can give a vegetable that looks a little funny a new sense of style. Mix it with the green kind and you’ve got a lovely dish that’s more interesting to look at (and therefore more likely to be eaten).

I haven’t priced it, but apparently the white asparagus is more expensive than the green variety. Did you know that it’s the same stuff? You can make your own (assuming you’ve got an asparagus patch) by simply putting a box over the growing asparagus. No sunlight=no photosynthesis=no green. But because the stem grows from a root that contains all the nutrients, the lack of light doesn’t really affect its growth that much.

No asparagus patch? Why don’t you plant one this spring? Buy two year old crowns (vs seeds) and you can have a small crop this year. And a larger crop for the next 10-15 years. Just remember to let the last few stems grow out completely at the end of the season to store nutrients in the roots for next year.

Interesting looking vegetable melodies Works for me. Go check out Shannon for more healthy living tips.