spear storage

by Bella Rum

Okay, so if I’d moved that big jar over  a couple of inches you wouldn’t see the outlet. I’m resisting that slightly weird thing in me that makes me want to go back downstairs, fix it, and take another shot. But I’m bigger than that. I can be just as laid back as anyone else.

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Here’s the thing. I always have these urges to give tips, but you know those know-it-all people who think they…well… know it all? They’re always talking about goofy stuff as if they’re the only ones who know about it. Like don’t put a screen door on a submarine, but as soon as I have the urge to share my revelation, I’m overtaken with the thought that everyone in the universe already knows you shouldn’t put screen doors on submarines, and I’m the only one who didn’t have a clue. It’s that ancient fear of looking foolish in front of others. It’s been around since the first caveman looked into a reflecting pool and reached self awareness. He probably thought, “Damn, I need a shave!”

I know everyone knows about the bend and snap technique. You know it. Hold an asparagus spear about an inch from each end and bend until it snaps. It breaks where the tough and tender parts meet. Throw away the tough bottom and keep the tender top. And probably everybody knows to stick them in a glass with about an inch of water before you put them in the fridge. Yep, you knew that.

But did you know that it’s a good thing to put a plastic bag over them first. No? Yes? You probably did, but I just heard about the plastic bag part. You already knew. Didn’t you? I know you did. You don’t have to be polite. I can take it.

A Few Asparagus Facts:

  • Asparagus is a member of the lily family and the spears grow from a crown.
  • Asparagus is a nutrient-dense food which is high in Folic Acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, and thiamin.
  • Asparagus has No Fat, contains No Cholesterol and is low in Sodium.
  • After harvesting is done the spears grow into ferns, which produce red berries and the food and nutrients necessary for a healthy and productive crop the next season.

  • An asparagus planting is usually not harvested for the first 3 years.

Source: Asparagus.org

We’re having salmon, sweet potatoes, and asparagus for dinner. Wish you were here.

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