When I saw this centerpiece idea from Good Housekeeping, I was intrigued. Finally, a good use for asparagus!
I love the color combination of the purples with the green and it is just simple, beautiful and the raffia gives it a touch of country whimsy. If you follow the link above, you can get complete instructions on how to make it.
As you may have guessed, I am not a big fan of asparagus. As a matter of fact, I think I was probably 10 the last time I was forced to take a bite of it.
Asparagus used to grow wild along the ditchbanks on the farm and it was a great rite of spring to go find asparagus to pick. In my little 6-year-old head it was quite an adventure to wander along and pick the asparagus with mom or to tag along with dad irrigating and pick it while he worked.
For whatever crazy reason, my mom thought I should want to eat it once it was brought home and cooked. I hated it. It was slimy and mushy and so green. Over the years she tried to get me to eat it but rarely could I choke down more than one bite.
I know most people think it is delightful and delicious and perfectly wonderful. I just wouldn’t be one of them.
So for me, this fun little centerpiece is a perfect way to utilize asparagus!
She Who Won’t Touch the Slimy Green Stuff