Fresh Garden Broccoli

I never knew that broccoli fresh from the garden could taste so good. This was our first garden together, and it’s pretty successful. So far we’ve harvested radishes, lettuce, potatoes, cucumbers, a few beans and zucchini. Our most successful has been the broccoli, didn’t know the plants got so big, but well worth the space.

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There is no comparison when it comes to fresh broccoli, forget what you have eaten in the past. Not only is this vegetable healthy, but it is delicious when it’s cooked properly.

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Broccoli in the Vegetable Garden

Broccoli in the Vegetable Garden

The heads were huge, the size of dinner plates. From what I understand when you harvest the center bunch the secondary cluster will still produce. I hope so, four out of five of us love broccoli. Warning though, if the plant gets too mature the resulting clusters will taste bitter. Blah!! That is a reason why people DON’T like broccoli

Cleaning and prepping fresh broccoli

Cleaning and prepping fresh broccoli

My Mother-in-law suggested I soak the heads in salt water to clean out any bugs. However, we didn’t have any problems with bugs, not one floated to the top. An added benefit to soaking is the increased flavor.

Fresh cooked broccoli

Fresh cooked broccoli

I steam my broccoli, el dente, to a bright green still a little crisp, but making the florets nice and tender. Put a pat of butter and cracked pepper on top. It’s literally a fight to the last spoonful.

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Top veggies with butter, drizzle melted cheese on broccoli or cauliflower, coat in butter with salt and pepper and broil, put it on a pizza, start toddlers off with raw broccoli and use dips for added flavor.

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7 thoughts on “Fresh Garden Broccoli

  1. The bunnies ate my broccoli almost to the ground several times, so when I finally shut them out everything started over. Still hoping for broccoli before fall. Eggplant, too. I didn’t get a single pea. But certainly there are some chubby bunnies running around. Or foxes, at any rate.

    1. LOL, I have to laugh at this. I have two dogs that act as bunny patrol. Especially my Jack Russell, a bunny couldn’t step foot in our backyard without Brody knowing it. Good thing I have a privacy fence and they can’t see each other. Thanks for the comments.

    1. Had a 19 yr old friend of my son’s over for supper tonight, he exclaimed “Oh my, this is the best broccoli ever, if I wasn’t a fan I this would make me change my mind” High praise.

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