Tuesday, September 30, 2008
NEWS FLASH -- A little leprechaun has been seen in the vicinity of market gardens with a tin of green paint.
No, not really, but it sprung to mind when I saw this at my greengrocers the other day. It's a broccoflower and I was told that it tasted a bit more like broccoli than cauliflower and also has a very short season. He also lamented that he would most likely have to throw them out as there are too few people who like to try something so obviously different; bless him for putting unusual things on his shelves though.
For me, it was a case of in the basket first, ask questions later.
As you can see, it is a vivid green, but I wouldn't say it was that much like broccoli, though it would be fair to say it's milder and a little sweeter than regular cauliflower, which makes it ideal for kids...if they're happy to taste it. Ours was and took a big scoop of the mornay it was turned into.
If you see one, grab it, they're not just a pretty colour.