Store fresh asparagus in the refrigerator or it will lose half its vitamin C and much of its flavour in just two or three days.
Roasted vegetables are an ideal accompaniment for roast meat or poultry. When the roast goes into the oven, prepare the vegetables and place them in a roasting pan with oil and seasonings. When the roast comes out of the oven, turn up the heat and put in the vegetables. They'll have enough time to cook while the roast poultry or meat rests before it's ready to carve. Turn the vegetables once or twice to brown them evenly.