The Chilebrown kitchen has a new gadget. It is a tool that no kitchen should be with out. This apparatus is an Asparagus steamer. A tall stainless steel cylinder with a wire basket. It is the perfect height to stand up 'Spheres of Spring'. Pour a couple of inches of water in the bottom of the pot, insert your loaded wire basket and put glass lld on top. Ten minutes later you have perfectly steamed asparagus.
A trip to Alemany Farmer's market was in order. Our goal was to find Chris from Zukerman farms. He is our number one asparagus vendor in the Bay Area. Chris usually saves some Jumbo Asparagus for Ms. Goofy and I. They also sell the best asparagus raviolis you have ever tasted. It was quite the adventure at Alemany. A vendor passed off a counterfeit 10 dollar bill to Yours truly. The next vendor caught the said bill. Chilebrown was stuck in the middle. After returning to the original vendor and trying to avoid a HUGE scene, everything was straightened out. It seemed that these vendors are aware of a problem and the customer may become a unknowing victim. There were to many red flags to pass this off as an isolated incident. Back to the Asparagus. Chris was not there today, but his partner was running the stand. We scored some beautiful Jumbo Asparagus.
We rushed home and fired up the steamer. What did I ever do before this wonderful steamer. These spheres were steamed to perfection. The next day Ms. Goofy steamed some artichokes. She is sold on how well and easy this new utensil performs.This new gadget is a welcome addition to the Chilebrown kitchen.