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Re: Fresh Asparagus Is My Favorite. What's Yours?

@PA Mom-mom  I like it in pie and crumble.  It's supposed to be good for digestion and the kidneys.  It was well used in colonial times as a "Spring tonic"  as it was one of the first " Fruit" available.  Lots of fiber to get get the old Gut moving after a winter of sedentary,  long winter of dried and preserved stores. 

I just like the tartness of it.

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@candys mine wrote:

@PA Mom-mom  I like it in pie and crumble.  It's supposed to be good for digestion and the kidneys.  It was well used in colonial times as a "Spring tonic"  as it was one of the first " Fruit" available.  Lots of fiber to get get the old Gut moving after a winter of sedentary,  long winter of dried and preserved stores. 

I just like the tartness of it.


@candys mine  I just got a Blue Jean Chef email entitled "Rhubarb Time." She has 5 great looking recipes for rhubarb, including a rhubarb crisp (maybe like your crumble?) and a rhubarb-mint gin and tonic.

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@kze wrote:

Artichokes!!


@kze mine too!

 

Asparagus need to be pencil thin.

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@CelticCrafter wrote:

@kze wrote:

Artichokes!!


@kze mine too!

 

Asparagus need to be pencil thin.


@CelticCrafter 

 

Yes!!!  My asparagus has to be skinny too.  Otherwise,  yuk!

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@kze  and @CelticCrafter  When I was growing up, we had a large asparagus bed. I was not allowed to cut the thin spears, because they would be stronger and a greater yield the next year. So I have always loved the thicker spears. For me it's too easy to overcook the pencil thin spears.

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@PA Mom-mom wrote:

@kze  and @CelticCrafter  When I was growing up, we had a large asparagus bed. I was not allowed to cut the thin spears, because they would be stronger and a greater yield the next year. So I have always loved the thicker spears. For me it's too easy to overcook the pencil thin spears.


@PA Mom-mom 

 

I like mine crispy, what many people would consider under done, so I roast in a very hot oven for just a few minutes.

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Love asparagus and eat it often. I sometimes will steam it but more often than not SO will grill it after tossing with evoo, s/p. Very simple and so good. We like it when it still has a bit of crunch to it.

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Love asparagus. Just had some on Friday at my favorite restaurant with baked haddock and mashed potatoes. Love squash, baby peas, eggplant, tomatoes. I'm making a stew today and since turnip is out of season, I'm using brussel sprouts. Yes I like turnip. 

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Sugar Snap Peas. Delicious raw or cooked. My grandparents used to grow them in their garden on Long Island.

 

These days I have to settle for Trader Joe's. Still love them.

 

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@LavernLuvsShoes wrote:

I could eat Broccoli every day! - (Steamed, raw, roasted, grilled, etc.)

 

I also love Spinach, Cabbage & Kale.

 

And yes, I'm the weirdo who actually loves Okra too. Woman Very Happy


@LavernLuvsShoes @How do you prepare your kale? Is the fresh any different than the frozen? I'm trying to eat more kale. Do you ever steam it in the microwave?