asparagus


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Synonyms for asparagus

plant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable

edible young shoots of the asparagus plant

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There would be fresh perch, asparagus, and la piece de resistance-- first-rate, but quite plain, roast beef, and wines to suit: so much for the eating and drinking.
The walk revived her spirits, and flattering herself that she had made good bargins, she trudged home again, after buying a very young lobster, some very old asparagus, and two boxes of acid strawberries.
She boiled the asparagus for an hour and was grieved to find the heads cooked off and the stalks harder than ever.
It was an uneventful though laughable run from Tiburon to Asparagus Island, where we arrived in the afternoon of the following day.
It was a bountiful meal--there were baked beans and mashed potatoes and asparagus chopped and stewed, and a dish of strawberries, and great, thick slices of bread, and a pitcher of milk.
He looked about the table, and guessed at the inexorableness of his captors from the tone in which, over the asparagus from Florida, they were dealing with Beaufort and his wife.
The majority sank quickly, but some which whilst green floated for a very short time, when dried floated much longer; for instance, ripe hazel-nuts sank immediately, but when dried, they floated for 90 days and afterwards when planted they germinated; an asparagus plant with ripe berries floated for 23 days, when dried it floated for 85 days, and the seeds afterwards germinated: the ripe seeds of Helosciadium sank in two days, when dried they floated for above 90 days, and afterwards germinated.
Why, the Silvas, the whole tribe of 'em, works a hundred acres in peas, eighty in tomatoes, thirty in asparagus, ten in pie-plant, forty in cucumbers, an'--oh, stacks of other things.
In these days when everything, from the shape of a man's hat to his method of dealing with asparagus, is supposed to be an index to character, it is possible to form some estimate of Lord Dawlish from the fact that his vigil in front of the Bandolero had been expensive even before the advent of the Benedict with the studs and laces.
Hill, florist and greengrocer (they soon discovered that there was money in asparagus; and asparagus led to other vegetables), had an air which stamped the business as classy; and in private life he was still Frederick Eynsford Hill, Esquire.
The brook, of which the banks were clothed with dense masses of a gigantic species of maidenhair fern interspersed with feathery tufts of wild asparagus, sung merrily at our side, the soft air murmured through the leaves of the silver trees, doves cooed around, and bright-winged birds flashed like living gems from bough to bough.
The great thing about asparagus, is that it can be used in many ways, it's very versatile, but it does not get the respect it deserves.
HYes, Gus the Asparagus Man - a walking, talking advert for the Vale of Evesham's most famous vegetable - has become the country's most unlikely SEX SYMBOL.
Shall I tap into my own collection of asparagus nostalgia?
starter INGREDIENTS For the Parmesan straws (makes 18): 200g/7oz ready-made, all-butter puff pastry 1 medium free-range egg 2tbsp finely chopped chives 3tbsp finely grated Parmesan 1tsp white sesame seeds 1tsp black sesame seeds A pinch of paprika For the soup: 800g/13/4lb asparagus (about 50 spears) 2 medium onions 1 small leek 2tbsp olive oil 750ml/26floz chicken stock 150ml/5floz creme fraiche 1tbsp finely chopped chives Salt & freshly ground black pepper For the garnish: The asparagus tips from the 800g asparagus 6 small new potatoes 30g/1oz butter A handful of fresh chervil METHOD 1.
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