1 bunch asparagus
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 duck eggs
Buttered toast points
Wash and break off the tough ends of the asparagus. Bring enough water to a boil in a large pan to cover the asparagus completely. Add 1 tablespoon of salt and a dash of olive oil, and cook the asparagus for 3 to 6 minutes, with the lid on, to the tenderness you desire. Drain, then immediately put the asparagus back in the pan and stir in a small amount of butter or olive oil. Lightly season with salt, pepper, and about 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder and toss to mix. Put the lid back on to keep the asparagus warm.
Crack the eggs into 2 separate teacups and bring to room temperature. In a large pot, bring water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon white vinegar, and turn down to a simmer. Use a whisk to create a vortex as you slip one egg (you can cook only one at a time) gently into the center. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes (adjusting as needed for altitude) and remove with a slotted spoon and drain before you plate. Repeat to cook the second egg.
Finish the poached duck eggs with a sprinkling of finishing salt and a good grinding of fresh black pepper. Garnish with fresh Johnny-jump-ups and chives. Serve with the asparagus and buttery toast points for dipping in the poached egg yolk.
Narrative: Since duck eggs are about navigating your emotions, you can use this dish to access either the bright or heavy side of those. Asparagus allows you to address heavy emotions such as depression, feelings of abandonment, recovering from abuse, and fear. Or you can celebrate due to the Johnny-jump-ups, as they bring the bright, exciting, light, celebratory aspects of being alive. Eggs also hold the energy of new beginnings and endings of old cycles that don’t feel good, so you can birth something new and wonderful.
You might serve this dish to celebrate the birth of a child, an idea, or an event when you want to revel in the wonderment of something truly new. Or you could serve this in support of ending a cycle of heaviness, either your own or someone else’s, to release dense energies that hamper joy and growth. This dish is also powerful for stopping recurring thoughts that you can’t simply will away.
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