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By Terri Hahn

The age of asparagus


It took me a long time to decide I liked asparagus.

Of course, it wasn't as common in the grocery stores when I was growing up in western Nebraska as it is now, but it did grow wild along the North Platte River. I kind of remember Mom and Dad going out to gather some, but honestly, I don't remember what Mom did with it.

Now I can't wait for asparagus season. I bought my first bunch just a couple of weeks ago. It's become a staple on my Easter dinner menu.

But how much do you know about asparagus? Check out these tips:

Choose it: Look for tight heads (if they're shedding, skip them). Check t...

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