Wednesday 4 April 2012

Spring Vegetable Pasta

A good friend who I haven't seen in a while who lives in Birmingham is back up North for a few weeks, so we took the opportunity to catch up.

Both being a bit cash conscious at the moment I decided it would be nice to cook instead of spending a fortune on tea out and after spotting that it was asparagus season, I wanted to see what the fuss was about having never tried asparagus before.

I stumbled upon this recipe for Spring vegetable tagliatelle on the BBC Good Food site and decided to give it a go.  You can also find the recipe, and other recipes I have collected from around the web on my scoop-it page.  As I didn't have tagliatelle I used fusilli instead with asparagus and green beans.

Image by KL
As for my thoughts on asparagus, it was actually quite nice!

On a random point: an old A level Biology teacher once told me that asparagus contains a chemical that gives your urine a distinct smell. Only certain people have a specific gene that enables them to smell 'asparagus wee'.


  1. I love asparagus :) Not sure about the green beans though ;)

  2. I was always put off by it before. It does look a bit like a twig.