Sunday, April 26, 2009

Asparagus or Agave??

So we were walking down the road the other day and noticed this incredible array of Agave or Century Plant. Click on the pic and see if anything pops into your head - foodwise:

Nothing? Take a close look, the flower stalk that's popping up sure looks a lot like asparagus eh?!

Here's some asparagus:

Well, I did some checking and found out that the agave and asparagus are in the same botanical order: Asparagales!! I bet the big flower stalks on the agave take a bit of steaming to be as tender as our garden asparagus:)

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