Saturday, August 3, 2013
The Broccoli That Keeps on Giving
These are the side shoots from my splendid broccoli plant. They are bigger than most whole broccoli heads I have grown in the past. This plant just keeps on giving. There are a few tiny shoots coming along which I will nurture, then surely that will be all. It has shown me that broccoli thrives with lots of nutrients, and lots of space. I LOVE broccoli. Steamed broccoli with pasta and chorizo, broccoli in stir-fry, plain steamed broccoli with a swirl of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Peeled, chopped broccoli stems in soup, baby broccoli leaves wilted with kale or chard.
Now I am on a roll with broccoli I want to dig up the lawn and start a mini broccoli farm. If only I could persuade the rest of the family to go away on a nice holiday for a week...