WIN tickets to Asparafest!
April 19, 2014
To celebrate the season I’ve teamed up with the folk behind Asparafest, a family-friendly Asparagus, Music & Food Festival held annually in Evesham, Worcestershire, the very heart of English asparagus growing country. And practically on my doorstep here in neighbouring Herefordshire. They’ve kindly offered Eat Your Veg readers a weekend family festival ticket including camping, plus a bunch of Vale asparagus thrown in too!. To enter leave a comment in the below comments box detailing your favourite asparagus recipe OR if you’re a food blogger you can link up a recipe post using the inLinkz Linky tool. A selection of recipes will also get to be featured in the festival programme.
The festival this year is on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June at Ashdown Farm in Evesham and includes two music stages, family crafts & workshops, CBeebies Mr Bloom, Gastronaut Stefan Gates, falconry, aerial theatre, a cookery kitchen with Felice Tocchini, vintage vehicles, a fun fair, craft and food stalls a plenty, real ale and cider and various talks and demonstrations. Not to mention lots and lots of Awesome Asparagus including asparagus eating, cooking and recipe competitions!.
So how do you like to cook and eat your asparagus?. For me there’s nothing finer than simply steamed and dipped in melted butter with a cheeky squeeze of lemon and plenty of black pepper. Or used as a soldier in a runny egg or gloriously baked with a wrapping of prosciutto. Other times I crave something with a little more effort, perhaps a spring Asparagus & Pea Risotto or a Gruyere & Asparagus Tart, or even baking in a Seasonal Traybake with Chicken & New Potatoes or a summery Chicken, Asparagus & Lemon Cassoulet. I also have a few new recipe ideas up my sleeve to test out and post this season, so do watch out!.
Closing Date for entries is Monday 5th May 2014
A few competition rules:
? Post your recipe in the comments box below OR if you’re a blogger the url in the inLinkz Link Up tool below.
? You may submit any recipe that includes Asparagus, past or current, up to a maximum of three entries please. You’re also welcome to submit the post to other challenges too. If the recipe is not your own please give the appropriate credit.
? After 5th May a representative from Asparafest will choose a winning recipe and the winner will be emailed and also announced in a round up of entries on this site. The winner will receive family weekend festival tickets, including camping and a bunch of vale asparagus. Tickets are transferable to another family should not be able to attend the dates of the festival, though no cash alternative will be offered.
? A selection of recipes will also be featured in the festival programme.