asparagus

At the market: Select bright green & white asparagus with closed, compact, firm tips.
Storage at home: Refrigerate in a covered container or plastic storage bag. Use within 2 or 3 days.

Recipe:
1 lb. Asparagus
Butter, Garlic Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preparation:

Snap ends off the asparagus spears and discard the ends. Wash the asparagus under cold water. Steam the asparagus for 3-4 minutes (stovetop or microwave) until fork tender. Toss gently with 1 Tbsp. of oilve oil or butter.  Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.