One of my collections is old silver serving pieces. I'm always on the hunt and always feel that I've found a treasure when I unearth a piece that I don't have at a flea market or antique mall.
Collected over the years are these pieces . . .
|Left to right: asparagus fork, asparagus tongs, individual asparagus tongs|
All for the serving of asparagus. Those Victorians -- a piece for everything!
|A plate of asparagus with a pair of tongs to eat with!|
Would we want to eat asparagus with a fork -- no! Tongs are the way to go and they're made so that the tongs hold the asparagus nicely.
I've a set for four. Asparagus makes a great first course and the tongs are certainly a conversation starter!
|Asparagus and silver|
There are serving tongs as well as an asparagus fork. I must admit that I'm not an asparagus fork purist for I often use it for other things especially when I have a cocktail party. It's a big wide fork and can handle a variety of appetizers.
My favorite way to fix asparagus is roasted. A drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and into a 400 degree oven until it is "al dente". We don't like limp asparagus!
|Breakfast doesn't get any better than this!|
One of our most favorite ways to serve asparagus is for a lazy weekend breakfast with perfectly scrambled eggs and crisp bacon. With pots and pots of coffee!
It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Designs by Golllum for Foodie Friday and since I'm showing off my "Asparagus Tools", I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday