Eat To Excess

I believe that I should eat to excess only whatever’s in season. When I’m in the Walla Walla Valley in asparagus season, I eat a lot of asparagus. Why not? It’s cheap in season: sixty cents a pound if I drive the short distance to the grower’s place. He’ll stuff an extra pound or so into the bag for good measure, and it was cut just that morning. And there are few foods more satisfying than fresh asparagus.

I do not can asparagus. Or freeze it for later. After its short season leaves, I’m on to whatever’s in season next. This practice ensures variety, which I agree is the essential spice of the good life. Though I admit, by the end of any season, I’m fairly sick of whatever was in season. Until next year. Slip over here for more ...

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