Tomorrow for dinner I am going to prepare asparagus that was picked fresh from the field. Niek's dad brought back four pounds for us when he went to visit his brother yesterday in Limburg. Four pounds! I would make it tonight, but we just had asparagus yesterday at Niek's parents' house. I'm trying to space out the deliciousness over the next few days. I've been looking forward to this day since the last asparagus season. Hooray!
And in something completely unrelated...My mom asked me last night if the tulips were blooming yet. She asked because their winter never seemed to end this year, and I'm pretty sure most of her bulbs are just now brave enough to peek their heads out of the ground. Sad to say, the tulip fields bloomed here while I was in California and London. Instead, this is what greeted me when I took out the dog this morning.
It's already time for the poppies here, a flower I personally associate with California...well, California and the illicit opium trade of Afghanistan. I just love that they seem to sprout up wherever, even in the cracks of the sidewalk. Hope this gives my mom hope that she, too, will soon have some flowers blooming in the yard.