This week I received a package from the Australian Asparagus Council via Vikki Leng
Vikki works on behalf of the Australian Asparagus Council. You can find out more about the AAC at its website www.asparagus.com.au, on Facebook: facebook.com/asparaguscouncil and on Instagram: instagram.com/aussieasparagus
The AAC has a free cookbook at Download FREE e-cookbook
To get an idea of how bloggers have been using their Aussie Spears, on social media platforms search for #australianasparagus and #aussieasparagus
So in this post I’m going to do a weekly wrap up and highlight when Australian asparagus is featured.
Sunday 4 September
Last weekend was pretty wet. I managed to get out for a walk around Lake Ginninderra and shoot some photographs.
The blossoms are looking good.
It was a bright and beautiful morning in Canberra and on the lake.
For dinner, I slowly roasted a shoulder of lamb with the bone in. I had it in the oven in a heavy casserole for four hours at 150 °C. It was so succulent.
Monday 5 September
Work was good. I have been working on a new matter which has engaged some areas of my brain that I haven’t used for a while.
You’ll also recall from last week’s post that one of my hospital colleagues gave me a book as a gift. It is a very special book and it helped me complete my collection of editions of the “Manual of Clinical Microbiology”.
For dinner, I had a simple meal after a big weekend of eating. A simple piece of salmon with some coleslaw.
Tuesday 6 September
My package of asparagus arrived via Australia Post. Vikki had arranged five bunches, one large bunch of luscious spears, two medium bunches, and two mini bunches. These were in a reusable bubble bag.
Vikki had also arranged for a Media Release and a fact sheet on the nutritional value of asparagus.
So on Tuesday night for tea I had a medium sized bunch of asparagus plus some salmon.
Wednesday 7 September
I had a busy day. I had some heavy reading and writing to do. I didn’t even record how I made my dinner.
Normally I have Chicken Maryland on Wednesday and Thursday evenings but when I was shopping the previous weekend there weren’t any single pieces so I bought a packet of Coles brand pork sausages (six sausages) and ate three snags with a medium sized bunch of asparagus.
Thursday 8 September
I received a nice surprise in the mail. It was a book celebrating “60 years of Aiming High”. My primary school, Stafford Heights State School, held a celebration last weekend in Brisbane. I didn’t attend but I bought a book. I had contributed to it with a couple of pages of memories. It’s been good reading some stories from friends and teachers.
For dinner, I made curry pork sausages and asparagus using the large luscious bunch of asparagus.
Friday 9 September
For dinner, I had surf and turf (rump steak and prawns) from the Canberra Southern Cross Club Jamison.
Saturday 10 September
For breakfast, I had a fried egg on a piece of fried bread with some smashed avocado.
For lunch, I had a bunch of mini asparagus with some crispy bacon and a fried egg.
In the afternoon I went for a walk and shot some photographs.
For dinner, I had some leftover lamb from last Sunday’s dinner plus some pearl barley couscous and the final bunch of asparagus (a mini bunch).
Australian asparagus is tops
You should try it. If you haven’t tried asparagus, it’s worth a go. It’s easy to cook and great to eat. Don’t forget you can get the AAC has a free cookbook at Download FREE e-cookbook.
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