Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Twist on Brocolli leaves and the Florets

Brocolli stalks
     "Happy Healthy New Year " 2012


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)

14 comments:

Robin said...

I am so happy that you have used the broccoli leaves and that they are good eating! I'm going to swing by the plots today. Maybe there will be some good eating over there!

Melodye said...

Happy New Year! That's a good idea about the leaves and cooking them with cabbage. I'll have to remember the next time I'm at the market.

Daisy said...

I've never tried the broccoli leaves before, Ginny. I'm always learning something new from you here. We're eating leftovers today here too. I don't mind them so much because that means less cooking to do.

Kris said...

Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables too, but I have never tried eating the leaves.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Robin,
I hope you get a surprise like I did..I expected a little and ended up with quite a lot..and learned something too :o)

Melodye .
happy new year to you too! I think the purpose in living is to learn, maybe that makes us right for the next world :o)

Daisy,
your in for a pleasant surprise and more nutrition than you would have believed.. I'm glad for leftovers today, I need a break :o)..but tomorrow I need energy to get up the cabbage and or the Rutabaga's :o)

Kris,
when you try it, remember me and send me a blessing from your lips to God's ear :o)

Tink's Tinkerings said...

the greens look yum.I have eateh them and theuy are good. Happy New Year :)

cyndy said...

Happy New Year~~

and yum! yes ...those little leaves are soo yummy..saw them for sale once in a gourmet farmers market!

Mrs.Pickles said...

Happy New year. You have convinced me to try broccoli leaves this summer. What you made sounds great

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Tinks Tinkering,
glad someone else knows what I'm talking about:o)

cyndy,
I have never seen them for sale, or maybe I just never noticed..I will from now on :o)

Mrs.Pickles,
believe me they are make sure Brocolli is on your garden list this year :o) and that will make a Happy new year for you :o)

Ohiofarmgirl said...

oh wow... greens and ham and beans! golly... i wish i could run right over. Happy New Year, Ginny!!!!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh, I agree. Most of a vegetables nutrients are in the leaves and peel. Have a good week. blessings,Kathleen

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Ohiofarmgirl
you run over here and I'll run over to your place and help you eat up all that bacon from those pretty pigz :o)

Eggs in my Pocket,
I'm really learning how to be a good farmer :o) I think somebody really thinks I'm a big one, they are sending me farming magazines big time :o) I'm getting a big kick out of it :o) I couldn't even buy one of the wheels on those machines :o) All I want is some chickens and now watching Ohiofarmgirl I want some pigz too :o)

Kristi said...

Wanted to wish you a very happy New Year.

Kristi

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