Linguine with wild asparagus and fresh mint carbonara style

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) season is just around the corner. The very best way to find the maximum amount of asparagus is to have all of your spots mapped out before the growing season begins. Once asparagus starts up, the surrounding plants are usually tall and green enough to make finding the new spears a true Where’s Waldo experience, even when you know that you are looking right at them. This is why it helps to scout for asparagus in the off-season, locating old asparagus skeletons while they stand out against the winter landscape. If you do the legwork now, when those fat beauties start pushing out of the ground, you will know exactly where to return to find them.