Friday, May 9, 2008


A great way to save money on groceries is to buy what is in season, and right now we are eating a lot of asparagus (much to the chagrin of my boys). Here is how I prepare and serve it:

First, hold the asparagus at both ends. Bend the asparagus in order to snap off the "woody" end. It will naturally snap in the right place. Soak and rinse the asparagus to get out any dirt. If your stalks are long and thick, cut them in half. (I haven't needed to do this step with the fresh ones I've bought from farmer's market recently.) Steam the bottom stalk portion for two minutes, then throw in the tops for another minute. Move to serving dish and dot with butter, sprinkle with salt, toss a bit, and eat right away! (Cold asparagus isn't that great.)

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