Here are two new (to me) ways to eat broccoli for the broccoli bi-curious.
Broccoli Leaves! Saute some onions and garlic and then throw the fresh leaves on top and lightly saute them. Delicious! Rumor has it that the leaves are more nutritious than the traditional flower head. I wouldn't try this with broccoli leaves from the store. They need to be fresh- either from your garden or the farmers market. The broccoli from the store usually has the leaves removed because it has been traveling around in a truck for a few days. But fresh broccoli leaves are amazing. I enjoy them more than collards or mustard greens.
Roasted Broccoli! Have you all secretly been eating roasted broccoli without telling me? Does everyone already know about this? We pop some broccoli, with oil and salt, in the toaster oven for 15 minutes and have a quick, roasty treat. It gives the broccoli a new taste. Since we have a great (Great, GREAT) deal of broccoli- even a broccoli lover such as myself- needs to shake it up a little.
Hot tip: A friend who is a beginning gardener said she reads this blog to see what veggies are harvested when in our area. Another great way to find out what grows when in your area is to check out the local farmers market and see what they have for sale at different times of the year.
"Oh we got both kinds. Country and Western." - Blues Brothers.