At 1.69 a pound, we'll be having the 'royal vegetable' often this
time of year. Boiled for 3-4 minutes in well-salted water,
all this needs is a little olive oil and lemon juice and you're good
to go. Since the chives have been pushing up as well, chop
some and sprinkle on top. And keep a clothespin next to the toilet.
"I stick to asparagus which still seems to inspire gentle thought."
-Charles Lamb, British essayist, in "Grace before meat"
I love asparagus with lamb.