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Working and Eating

I am on vacation! Which means I am working on a very serious and important post about books. It is so important! And so serious! I have had to spend lots of time collecting portraits and photographs of people with beards and bulbous foreheads.

But I also feel like I should post something, and so I will share my very awesome and good recipe for an asparagus dinner. I came up with it myself this week, and it was really fucking incredible. I made it on Monday. Then I made it on Thursday. Now it’s Friday morning, and I might have to make it again tonight.


I did not cook that asparagus. But I just want you to have a nice visual. I’m such a doll.

Asparagus with Caramelized Onions and Rice


One bunch of asparagus

One lemon

One clove garlic

One large yellow onion

Olive Oil (enough to coat pan)

Sea Salt, or some other overly-expensive salt of your choice. I like Kosher!

Rice (as much as you like)


Slice up the onion. Pour olive oil into a large frying pan, enough to coat. Cook the olive oil on medium-high heat for about 30 seconds, then add the onion. Coat it in olive oil and stir it around so it’s not all piled on top of each other, but cooking evenly. Cook it on med-high for about two minutes, then add some sea salt. After this I turn the heat down and stir it every five minutes or so. The onions should cook for at least forty minutes.

About fifteen minutes before the onions are ready to your liking, start the rice.

Clean and snap the asparagus. Steam with a few pieces of garlic for about 5-6 minutes. Not too long, though!! It should be bright and happy and super-green, and not mushy or sad. Asparagus can be very sad, it’s true.

After everything is done cooking, arrange the asparagus and rice on a plate. Squeeze some fresh lemon on both, and add any additional salt and minced garlic (not too much). Then place the onions on top.

It’s very good! Or at least, I think so, and so I should share it.

Happy almost Fourth of July!


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