Best way to eat asparagus? Broiled, hands down! Grilled is also great, but pulling out the grill just for a few pieces of asparagus would be silly. The broiler setting on the toaster oven makes perfect asparagus for two — just brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt before broiling.
Main dish (not so local, but yummy): quinoa with portabello mushrooms and artichoke hearts, plus lots of our garlic chives. I bought the portobellos at City Greens, but I forgot to ask about their origin — they MAY have been locally grown/foraged.
On the side, we ate a simple salad with greens from our garden. I’m loving all of this fresh, local goodness.
Speaking of which, I don’t have photographic evidence, but I spent last Saturday in the kitchen (barefoot and pregnant 😉 ) with 12 quarts of gorgeous, delicious strawberries. I saved some for eating fresh, but most are topped, bagged, and frozen, ready for eating throughout the year.