My "arty" photos above are intended to hint that these three lovely spears are just the top of a huge pile of similar ones unfortunately obscured by a mound of spinach, which of course they are not. However I'm confident that they genuinely do represent only the beginning of a significant harvest. Here they are surrounded by the other vegetables I harvested on the same day - Perpetual Spinach and a "Winter Density" lettuce.
Even three spears of Asparagus can be worth having. Jane put them into a scrummy chicken dish she was making. It was cubed pieces of chicken breast in a creamy sauce, with onions, peas and a touch of lemon juice, so Asparagus went with it very well. We served it with this:
A salad made with (home-grown) lettuce, beetroot, fennel, Mozzarella cheese, pine-nuts and (home-grown) pea-shoots.
Right then; just off to dig up a mountain (molehill)...