Friday, May 7, 2010

Big ones, small ones.....

....some as big as your head !!.... or bigger!! Here is a head of broccoli picked tonight from my garden, still with some rain drops clinging to it and its as tight as a drum !!
I had a tub of seedy weeds that I covered with water to kill off germination, don't want to encourage unwanted weeds to the garden beds. I think it had been "brewing for almost 2 years, forgotten, hiding under an overgrown shrub that should have been pruned...but wasn't. So we dug a trench where we wanted to plant the broccoli, covered it with soil and planted the seedlings on top of it Just goes to show that expensive fertilisers are not needed.
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10 comments:

Mickle in NZ said...

A magnificent head of broccoli! Expect it to taste as good as it looks.

Olive said...

Thanks Michelle, it does taste delicious but the two pieces we cut from it for last night's dinner hardly put a dent in it.

Mickle in NZ said...

Do you like blue cheese? It combines with broccoli wonderfully in soup, just add pieces of the cheese at the end of cooking. And you can freeze the soup too!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Man, that is one big head of broccoli, nearly 2kg. It will take the 2 of you a while to eat through that, maybe you could make some soup and freeze it.

Olive said...

Soup is cooking as we 'speak' Thanks for the suggestion.
Michelle, I LOVE blue cheese, but its 10km to the nearest shop so maybe next time.

Olive said...

Now, for anyone interested....whole head of broccoli (minus 2 pieces for last night's dinner) Onions, carrot, potato, chilli, cooked together in chicken stock. Blended with bamix. (stick blender) Chopped coriander coarsely ground black pepper and pan fried goat fetta added to serve. Delish !! Goat fetta from local cheese maker Udder Delights. Don't you think thats a great name for a cheese maker?

Farmers Wifey said...

Wow I love broccoli, this one looks very fresh and crisp!

Farmers Wifey said...

Sorry meant to ask, can you email me and let me know your email address, I'd like to chat about your experiences when you lived in your shed...it's a whole lot of fun isn't it!!!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Yum, that's how I make soup nowadays, saute onion, carrot, etc, then add potatoes and stock, cook for 10 mins or so, then add green veges (broccoli, zucchini etc) then buzz it.
Agree with Michelle, blue cheese and broccoli soup, delicious.

Growing vegetables said...

That's a huge one! Thanks for the photographs. you proved that without using fertilizer we may get this big vegetables. I am going to try your recipe.

@Pip at Rest is not idleness and Mickle in NZ:

Thanks for your recipe too.