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Wrapped Asparagus.

These delicious morsels are perfect for a quick get together and celebrated with the moon/lunar seasonal harvesting... read more below.

With fresh local asparagus (check out the previous post on Edgar Farms Asparagus Festival) this time of year is perfect for these prosciutto asparagus wraps.

Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Wrap two asparagus spears if small or one thick spear with a slice of prosciutto. Place spears on baking sheet. Roast for 8-10 minutes, until the asparagus is cooked through and the prosciutto becomes crispy. 2. Optional. Once asparagus wrapped prosciutto is removed from oven immediately sprinkle freshly grated parmesan over the hot spears. I do this once and a while but often forget. 😨 3. Plate the asparagus and serve immediately.

The Full Moon gathering in January needed a quick bite. Moon patterns were used by most cultures and often for food: when to plant, when to harvest, what to prepare. I find the history in it and the tradition from it fascinating and so very grounding. It keeps us eating seasonal and with less food waste. Our bodies are often influenced through water, moons, and the energy we feed it. An example for you is this Repost from January 2nd: Full moons are for releasing what no longer serves us such as a thought pattern, habits no longer bringing you joy, negativity, guilt, shame... I have been part of a full moon group since living in Hay River Northwest Territories and grateful for those who enjoy them here in Central Alberta. I Love getting together during moon cycles. It is something that is so natural and traditional for our connection to Nature and each other. I have written in the past about how moons have been used by almost all cultures in the past as a tool for planting gardens, when to harvest, or a time people would gather to connect. I love the tradition of it and will continue to write about each Full Moon and New Moon, the foods associated with each and some insight on traditional practices. Wolf Moon was the last one. Families would stay warm inside with fires keeping them warm in the cold dark nights. The 'wolf' metaphor for hunger, appetite, or famine dates back to at least the fifteenth century. We would feast on what we stored in our cellars or cold rooms. Often cured meats. The wolf metaphor can be seen in our lives as well, what habits do we feed? Good? Bad? Whatever it is, it is our choice. Perhaps we have driven the wildness and strength of community displayed by the Wolf from our spirit and hearts. Enjoy! If you would like to read about each moon and how it relates to food, please leave a message or direct message me. I will start to pull out all my books and notes from years gathering information and talking to my Baba and other relatives steeped with the knowledge and wisdom of tradition.

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