Into the Wild

Going on a walk through the woods and fields to see what kind of edible things you can forage is one of the best ways to clear your head (and hide from people!) And, it just downright amuses me.

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It’s especially refreshing to go on such a walk when the sky is about to open up and unleash a glory of a storm.  The gardens did need some rain, and I needed a walk in search of the elusive wild patch of asparagus. So off I was…


The asparagus was found, and a lunch plan was beginning to transpire in my newly cleared-out brain.  My asparagus patch at home isn’t producing much of anything yet.  It still has about two years to go before it’s mature enough for a decent harvest. This wild stuff would have to do.


I assumed the asparagus I picked from the wild patch would be stringy and “woody.” It was a tad past its prime picking days, but to my surprise it was fine when cooked.  Likely because it was just picked minutes before it hit my saute pan, rather than sitting on a grocery shelf for days and days.


I had on hand mushrooms, peas, garlic, onion, peanuts, soy sauce, sesame oil, some cooked brown rice, and my newly found asparagus…


An oriental stir-fry was born!  And lunch was mine.  ~A

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