Photo: Lynn Andriani

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Give Asparagus Some Nourishment
This spring vegetable, a member of the lily family, needs water to stay fresh. Stone likes to stand it up in a cup of water in the fridge (not much; just enough so that the bottoms of the spears are wet) to keep it crisp longer. And if your asparagus has become limp or even rubbery, you can bring it back to life by laying the spears on a wet paper towel for a half hour or so—they'll soak up the moisture and perk back up, regaining their signature tender texture.