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Program #1021Quick Asparagus
The first vegetable in spring!
Low in calories, high in Folic Acid.
Roasted: Wash and trim asparagus. Toss with a scant amount of oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast at 425 degrees Fahrenheight for 15-20 minutes.
Sauteed: Wash and trim asparagus. Place spears in saute pan over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle light1y with salt. Cook 5-7 minutes until bright green.
Boiled: Wash and trim asparagus. Place spears in a shallow pan and add-water until just covered. Bring water to boil. Cook 3-4 minutes until brighf green. Serve immediately. Or, plunge into ice water to stop the cooking and set the color.
Great add-ons for asparagus:
fresh lemon juice squeezed on just before serving; grated parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, slivered almonds. Or, ranch dressing (kid favorite!)
Easy Asian Inspired Stir Fry
A great choice for those who love the flavor of eggrolls
1 pound ground meat (beef, turkey or pork)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 green onions (or 1 teaspoon onion powder)
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder)
1 small head cabbage, shredded fine
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil (or vegetable oil)
2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes ( or Sriracha sauce or hot sauce) - optional
1 quick-pack artificial sweetener (or 1 teaspoon sugar)
1 teaspoon vinegar
In very large skillet or Dutch oven, brown ground meat over medium high heat and drain fat.
Stir in garlic, onion, ginger cabbage with meat. Continue to cook until vegetables are softened, 4-5 minutes.
Add sesame oil, soy sauce, pepper flakes (or hot sauce), sweetener, and vinegar. Stir well and cook additional 3-5 minutes to help marry flavors together.
Using ground turkey or pork in this recipe? Go heavy on the seasonings since both these meats tend to be bland.
1 quart strawberries
Juice of one orange
Juice of one lemon
Sugar to taste
Wash berries and pat dry. Remove leafy green endcap and discard.
Slice berries thin.
Sprinkle with sugar to taste.
Stir in juice of one orange and one lemon.
Allow to sit 10 minutes until berries release their juice. Serve immediately or place in the refrigerator.
This is delicious served over yogurt, pudding, or cake.
Prepared berries may be frozen for long term storage. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving. Many people prefer berries partially
Clemson University Cooperative Extension
Salt in Antiquity
While salt is cheap today, it used to be worth its weight in gold. Historians believe that Roman soldiers were once paid with salt. In fact, the word 'salary' comes from the Latin word 'salarium,' or payment in salt. During the late Roman Empire, salt was carried across 400 miles of the Sahara desert by caravans of as many as 40,000 camels. It was that important to humanity!