Pop over to your local deli or greengrocer and you’ll find lovely green bunches of asparagus taking prime location on display – the asparagus season has officially begun and people are excitedly rushing to their local shops or farmers markets, sharing innovative recipes and generally celebrating this humble green vegetable with the respect that its endearing taste deserves.

We spent the weekend making everything from Simple Roasted Asparagus to a Spinach and Asparagus Spanakopita – it’s amazing how this simple vegetable can complement so many different dishes yet carry its own flavour through enough to stand on its own feet!

Asparagus is a native crop here in Britain and we’re proud to say that Britain is one of the top producers of high quality asparagus with farms all over the country producing the beautiful green stems. Never one to pass the opportunity for a celebration, us Brits have long had a tradition of celebrating asparagus and we at Olive Branch could not resist the temptation to throw our hands in the air and join in with a week of asparagus recipe fun!

We are delighted and excited to announce that we have teamed up with TV Chef Marcus Bean and British Asparagus to celebrate a week of asparagus recipes between 20th and 24th May.

Each evening during this week, we will upload a series of asparagus recipes from Chef Marcus Bean onto our Facebook Page where you can see how easy it is to cook these beautiful green stems in new and innovative ways.

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As your asparagus taste buds are already getting into action, here is a simple and tasty recipe for Indian Asparagus with Ginger & Lime, courtesy of our friend Sheba Promod from the Absolute Indian Cookery School & Spice Boutique.

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