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FEZZA11 Posts: 34
5/14/12 11:03 A

I've heard that regular consumption of asparagus is beneficial with water retention (specially good for women).
I love to much on raw spears, and boosting my veggie count by tossing (sliced) into my lunch salads.

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,687
5/6/12 12:12 P

Take each asparagus stalk and cut off at least half an inch from its stalk. Treat the asparagus stalks like you would the stems of flowers.
Place into the plastic container. The cut end of the stalk of the asparagus should be inserted into the water, standing up like a flower.
Place into the refrigerator, should last about 10 days

How to freeze :

Pick the asparagus first thing in the morning. The fresher the asparagus is the better it is for freezing.

Fill a large pot with water ,heating up to a boil.

Cut the ends off the asparagus.

Wash all dirt off .

Drop the asparagus into the boiling water. Blanch only one pound at a time. Leave in the boiling water for 2 to 4 minutes.

Drain the blanched asparagus. Cool in ice-cold water to stop it from cooking.

Put the blanched asparagus in freezer bags. Press air out of the bag and seal. Store in the freezer until ready to use.

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5/6/12 10:25 A

I picked the first batch of asparagus. It's so good. My patch is finally large enough that I will be able to freeze some. I'm looking for the best way to keep it fresh. Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.
I've pickled some of them in the past but the garden isn't ready so I have no fresh Dill.

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