One of my favourite pastimes is hunting for wild Sardinian asparagus in the early months of the year, after the rain, and when the sun is shining. It’s like Where’s Waldo but with thin, camouflaged asparagus. It’s not easy and after sometime my eyes cross and my patience wears thin but I’m a fighter and am determined to return home with a bushel of tasty asparagus. A few days ago the sun was out and I took the opportunity to hunt for these thin shoots in the wilds of Sardinia’s bush-land.
Can you spot the asparagus in this photo?
I can assure you that there is an asparagus in this photo, and I picked it and later ate it.
And just to keep things honest and real … I found a whopping six shoots this day!
I see the light green feathery tendrils… I see wild asparagus! 😉
Nope, it’s not the light green feathery tendrils.
Nup. Bummer. Although I do know what it looks like, because we had some during our 2002 trip to Italy. And it was DEE-LISHUS! 🙂
You just totally reminded my of my childhood at the dacha, just picking up and eating random leaves and berries – especially wild sorrel!
What’s dacha and wild sorrel? Sounds like my kinda fun!
Dacha is a Russian summer house in the country, where you’re shipped out for 3 months as a kid. It is AWESOME. And this is sorrel – a really sour leafy green http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumex_acetosa Grows wild and in the gardens.
(after blowing up to +250%) it should be the brownish twig starting center-left of the photo and growing in a horizontal curve towards the top middle left… 🙂 (If I’m right do a win anything…like a bottle of Turiga huh)
….methinks you’re cheating when it comes to Canonou you can get touchy 😉
I’m an honest Canadian and slander is forbidden here when it comes to Cannonau. 😉
I think I see sometime on the lower left side, but never having seen them I am not sure! You must end the suspense and show us a photo of them close up! I am so curious now! Have a great day and thank you for the food adventure!
Not a clue, only know it taste’s great, had it as a paste on home made bread at our pals last time we were in Uras – gorgeous
I’ve never thought about making a paste, do you have a recipe?
Can’t say that I see it, but it sounds delicious! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs from Ecuador,
Nope can’t find it but then again I only know what asparagus looks like in the grocery store 🙂
lol! Not many asparagus bushes around TO, eh?
If I see it, I definitely don’t recognize it!
It’s super hard to find, but it’s there.
You’re a true Renaissance woman, Jennifer.
I try, all I need is a white horse and long hair!
You must have eaten it…I don’t se it.!!!!!!!
It’s there alright!
Yum, that is what I ate last night roasted.
Upper middle part?
You’re very, very cold. 🙂
*nervously* I’m too scared to go near enough to see – how bad-tempered are these wild asparagus, anyway? 🙂
The plant lower left does look a bit asparagus-sy. Like the Meyerii, anyway.
You’re getting warmer.
Nope, I’m not going to get it!