Delightful! Reminded me of Barbara Kingsolver's raptures in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, which I was reading approximately a year ago. I cooked this local asparagus (from Whole Foods: I was too late arriving at the Farmers' Market) roughly by the method described today in the New York Times:An Improvised Asparagus Dish Is a Happy Accident. The author added some peas to the buttered mushrooms and asparagus, but I didn't. It was delicious!