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Microwave Asparagus?

I have a ton of asparagus but no time to cook it the traditional steamer way. Is there a recommended microwave method someone would recommend? Earlier today I sliced some into 2 inch bits, put them in ...
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Refrigerator pickles in plastic?

This year I'm going to try my hand at pickling. I've found recipes for asparagus refrigerator pickles that sound good, but they all say to use mason jars. I have a number of plastic containers that ...
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What's the skinny on fat asparagus?

I had always heard that pencil thin asparagus is the best, and that has always been what I look for. But now I've heard from a few (what I would consider reliable) sources that skinny isn't better ...
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What is the difference between white and green asparagus?

Is there any difference between white and green asparagus in terms of taste, texture, etc? I've had green asparagus lots of times but never white asparagus.
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How do I cook chicken and asparagus over an open fire?

I have some chicken breasts and some asparagus that I want to cook tomorrow whilst we're out camping for midsummer. The fire will have a grate over it probably. Is it better to wrap the food in ...
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What's the best way to store asparagus?

What's the best way to store asparagus so that it stays fresh and crisp, rather than getting droopy?
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Is asparagus generally recognized as the best vegetable, and why? [closed]

In Germany, everybody knows that asparagus is "the king of vegetables", especially the white variety. When the season starts, there is an asparagus craze, spilling over to unexpected areas like ...
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How long to cook asparagus on a BBQ?

I'm going to be grilling some asparagus which I have never done before. How long should I be having them on the grill so that they're not all mushy and soft? Is there something I should be doing to ...
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Should asparagus be peeled before cooking?

I have it from two sources that asparagus should be peeled before being cooked in simmering water (Julia Child) or fried in butter (Heston Blumenthal). I tried Julia's method once and I've been ...