I finally discovered the BEST way to keep asparagus fresh. Actually I think I read it somewhere, but I can't find it in my google reader (I searched!) or in the magazines I read last week (without rereading the whole thing...) Anyway, I FINALLY learned it.
Normally, I buy asparagus because we all (except Andy) really like it. Then I decide to make it wait a few days and it's yucky and I throw it away. What a waste! Friday I bought two bunches of asparagus and put them in my pantry cupboard and later that night I read that the best way to store them to keep them fresh so the ends don't fall apart and they taste good is this:
Here is how I cook asparagus. It's super easy and delicious. (I actually learned this from my father in law a year or two ago.) First you obviously wash it and then cut or snap off the rough ends.
Then I put it in my glass pie plate because it's just the right size for them to lay down in.
I started a little celery plant with the end of the celery in a mug next to my sink. See the middle there? It's already starting to sprout up a little. Super exciting!
Also, I'm working on losing some weight this year, so I hope to post some healthy recipes and little tips. I'm walking way more than ever and counting calories and fat and avoiding sugar and junk and all that. I'm on My Fitness Pal and would love more friends. My user name is NaDellR. Any great weight loss tips???