This is a food tip to store asparagus and tomatoes. I find if you keep tomatoes in a dish on your counter, they taste better and ripen thoroughly. If you keep them in the refrigerator, the taste is not as great, and the ripening process changes.
Asparagus is best kept out of the refrigerator in a container of water. Just like a flower arrangement. This keeps them fresh longer and reminds you to use them before they go soggy.
My favorite way to store asparagus is to wrap the root ends of the asparagus with wet paper towels. Do not wet the asparagus, it must be dry. Rubber band or tie the asparagus in a bunch or bunches. Wrap the ends with a wet paper towel, about a quarter of the way.
Carefully so you don't break the fragile tips, place in a plastic bag. Lightly squeeze out the air and use a twist tie to seal the bag. I use the same produce bag that was used from the grocery bag. Lay flat in the refrigerator.
Depending on the quality of the paper towel, you may need to use two. This method will keep it from drying out. The asparagus will keep for as long as a week and a bit more.
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Select tomatoes that are firm, glossy, and plump. Avoid those that are diseased, soft, bruised, cracked, or otherwise damaged. Purchase tomatoes at various stages of ripeness, then use the ripest tomatoes first.