Stir-Fried Asparagus and Green Garlic; the update

This is a quick stir-fry; the asparagus should be crisp-tender, lightly browned and slightly blistered.

I ‘roll cut’ the asparagus. It’s easy to do and gives you interesting looking pieces with lots of surface for picking up flavors. Use it on any round vegetable – carrots, asparagus, green beans, small summer squash…..

To roll cut – slice one end at an angle, roll 1/4 turn and slice at the same angle, roll 1/4 turn and slice, etc.

Stir-Fried Asparagus and Green Garlic

Total time: 10 minutes


  • 12oz (360gr) green asparagus, roll-cut into 2 inch (5 cm) lengths.
  • 4 green garlic, sliced, including green tops
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame or walnut oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Balsamic vinegar

aStir-Fried Asparagus


  • Heat oils in a medium skillet.
  • When very hot add asparagus, green garlic, and stir-fry 3 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar, and stir-fry another 30 seconds.
  • Serve.

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The floor is finished.

Well, except for the trim and the last coat of varnish.

He’s making the window seat before he does the trim and he won’t do the last bit of varnishing until the trim is done.

We’re soooo close.

He had a slight setback today….

Every time he plugged in his table saw he blew the power in the house.

I’m getting really good at resetting all the clocks and remembering which lights come on when power is restored.

It was a short. He fixed it.

I decided it was practice for the summer thunderstorms…..


On another note….

The birds were making an excessive amount of noise the other evening. I went out to see what the problem was…. the neighbor’s cat in a tree perhaps?

When I stepped out of the door the sun was close to setting and was hitting this acacia tree just perfectly.

It was luminous.

It looked like every tiny flower had a tiny candle inside.

I was awestruck.

I stared at it for a few minutes then ran back in for my camera.


Like a sunset…. the camera just wasn’t up to the task.

You’ll have to take my word for it.

8 thoughts on “Stir-Fried Asparagus and Green Garlic; the update”

  1. I agree, there are some things that just can’t be photographed – they have to be experienced.

  2. I love it when the flowers do that in the light! It’s amazingly wonderful, isn’t it?

    ….asparagus season, j’adore asparagus season! On Monday, we got the beginnings of the Ontario asparagus harvest from our local farmers’ market. It was fabulous!! To celebrate, we served it with Hollandaise sauce. Because we’re gluttons.

    But there is still a little left and we must try stir-fried asparagus with green garlic (if I dare to steal some of the garlic leaves from the garden garlic that has only recently started growing).

  3. Floor – just beautiful. I bet the tree was gorgeous looking at it live. I never get photos to take well.

    I have green garlic! We have a door to door organics company that will deliver so I’ve been buying a bit from them every two weeks and this past week, they had green garlic! So I am buying asparagus tomorrow on the way home and making this for dinner. It looks wonderful.

  4. Elizabeth, I’m always happy when they appear together. That light was fantastic.

    nightsmusic, door to door? Wow, lucky you! I’ll pass on the kind words to the hubs.

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