|The creamy rich Burrata Cheese is completely hidden under the Asparagus|
|The Bounty of the Comfort Family Farm on|
Lumber Lane in Bridgehampton starts
with their first Asparagus crop of the season.
The first Asparagus of the season is about to make its appearance after our long, cold Spring. I was driving along past one of the farm stands we go to all summer, when I saw the first spears standing totally alone on what is usually a cart laden with produce. As you can see in this Fall picture, the Comfort Family’s farm grows all kinds of good things. But there are few things in life I look forward to more than the arrival of those first tender shoots of asparagus. The delicious flavor of the vegetable is matched by the glorious green color it takes on when cooked. We’ll have plenty of it for the next month. And then it will disappear until next Spring. I’ll buy it in the off-season but those spears will pale when compared to the delicious fresh flavor of the local stuff. Now, how to make it a whole meal? A complete dinner for two? It was actually very easy.