This picture of Brocolli leaves is one that i have shown before..I went to the Side garden to which greens were ready to be taken out ..and I was surprised at how much the Brocolli had grown ..the "little florets" had doubled in size...I wanted to take a picture of them , but the walk on the side hill for me is sometimes just a little too steep! ... I decided then and there to take the leaves and the "little florets" and prepare them for dinner...I figured why throw away the leaves when they were so good before when I tested tasted them...So I picked them...and took up a couple of the cabbages that weren't heading up (to me they were in just about the same family :o)...cut up all the leaves..fried up some country ham put the brocolli leaves in on top of the country ham then added the "little florets" on top , closed the lid.Turned them over after they steamed up a bit (the little florets seemed to melt up in them) .. You talk about something that tasted good ! whew, wee child it's a seventh heaven to a green lover :o) and You know I made some corn bread :o) and some Black Beans and rice..I don't have to cook today...good old leftovers ( I don't usually like leftovers, but greens, that's a different story).
If you have been throwing away the leaves ( you won't find them for sale in the store) You will have to see a farmer or grow them yourselve, but don't throw them away..they are delicious and not to be wasted...maybe some of you already know that...I'm just learning :o)