How to Steam Asparagus

Asparagus is a rather delicate vegetable, and steaming it correctly so that that stalks are done but the tips aren't soggy can be a real challenge. Here are three tried-and-tested techniques for perfectly-steamed asparagus without a steaming basket.

Local Bounty

Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes, by Devra Gartenstein, offers a variety of recipes to help you enjoy fruits and vegetables at their individual seasonal peaks. Organized by season, each chapter starts with a list of that season's produce, divided by early, mid-, and late season.