Thursday, May 7, 2009

Any day now

Meantime, some interesting things about our spring crop

The Curious Cook - The Curious Cook - Asparagus’ Breaking Point -

"Green asparagus spears, cut down just hours after they’ve hit daylight and turned color, are the most lively of all our vegetables, furiously turning the sugars absorbed from their roots into energy and new tissues.

The harvest doesn’t stop them. Even cut off from their roots, the asparagus spears keep growing at the tip. If they’re stored lying down, the tips rise away from the pull of gravity, and can bend 60 degrees or more from the stalk before they run out of energy."

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