asparagusWhen you realize that fresh asparagus, broccoli or artichokes are basically the flowering parts of plants, you see them in a whole new light. At least you see how to handle them to get the most out of them and keep them fresher and brighter longer.

Just as you would treat cut flowers upon arrival home, that is by slicing off a bit from the bottom of their stems and quickly plunging them in water — you can do the same for these fresh vegetables. By slicing off a bit from the bottom of their stems you allow them to take up water, thereby keeping them fresher. Store them in a jar of water in the refrigerator until it is time to prepare. Even if you plan to cook them the same day, do this and you’ll be surprised at the difference. artichokes

 

 

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