It may be wishful thinking but young asparagus made me think of spring when I saw it at the market. I stood at the produce stand for a while, picking out the thinnest crayons. The thinner, the more tender. I brought them home, without the slightest idea of what to do. Thanks to Elise though, I made a wonderful side. The only modification to her recipe was a bit of lemon juice (1 tsp) and leaving these tender guys whole.