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    "My thanks to Chris and Damon for their nice work on my house. They worked hard, got things done in the time they had predicted, and were polite and professional. Their work was very good- the living room ceiling looks fabulous, as there was quite a bit of water damage before. I am very pleased with the results, exactly what I wanted. Thanks so much."

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  • Asparagus: The Perfect Summer Food Sidekick

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    Whether you eat it grilled, steamed or plain, asparagus is a delicious, healthy snack. Pare it with some other great vegetables, snacks and dressings, and you have a great salad. Check out this recipe by Martha Rose Shulman from the New York Times Fitness & Nutrition Section, for a great summer meal.

    Some weeks all I want to cook is Italian food, and so it was this week as I availed myself of the last of the season’s asparagus. Italians have a way with this vegetable, both the pencil-thin stalks that grow wild in the countryside and the thicker cultivated varieties.

    Simply steamed or boiled, asparagus can be served with a range of condiments and sauces, from Parmesan and butter to anchovies and capers to gremolata -- a mixture of finely chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest. Italian cooks also use asparagus in risottos and toss it with pastas; they scramble the thin variety with eggs and use it to fill frittatas. One of my favorite Italian dishes is a crêpe filled with cooked asparagus spears and a little cheese, then baked until bubbly.

    Asparagus is an excellent, low-calorie source of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin A and such nutrients as tryptophan, manganese and fiber.

    Read more at The New York Times Fitness & Nutrition

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