Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Freakish Fractals

Guess what this is!? No really, guess! Awww, no fair, the foody friends got it. Yup, it's a Romanesco broccoli which means it's really a cauliflower. I think.

So beside just looking super cool this little veggie powerhouse is very yummy in the tummy. It seems intimidating but we just sliced it up and sauteed away in a little olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. It was the perfect side dish for some hearty and rich spaghetti.

Working at the veggie hut like we do, it's been hard to justify a lot of gardening since we can actually get most things cheaper than the labor and water it would take to grow them. I've really missed spending time in the garden though, so this year I am planning to grow some of these kind of specialty crops that make meals a little extra special. Things like purple and orange cauliflower, purple pole beans, chioggia beets, and baby eggplants. And, let's face it. Some things just taste better fresh picked. Tomatoes and lemon cucumbers and peas off the vine especially. 


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