Wednesday, April 1, 2009

You Are What You Eat

Here I be, footloose and fancy free in 2006. Who knew one day I would resemble a cauliflower.

This badass is Cauliflower-Purple of Sicily. These Italian heirloom seeds where purchased from one of the raddest seed suppliers around, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. If I don't attend the Spring Planting Festival in May I'm going to run away to Bakersville.

A flawless cauliflower! Planted in the shade garden and undisturbed by the insect infested broccoli raab that sat next to it. I fearlessly snapped off a shoot and consumed it immediately. Normally I wouldn't do that considering I spit out a slug recently. Oh yeah, no joke, it was living in my salad. Bleh.

Pretty and delicious. Mild and not at all caulilflowery. I roasted half in a little olive oil, sea salt, and ground pepper. The other half I’ll eat raw. Clear out room if you like cauliflower because I highly recommend this variety. I’ve never harvested such a perfect vegetable.


Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

Esoteric question of the day: Since slugs don't have faces, can vegetarians and vegans eat them? ;-)

chuck b. said...

It's pretty, that's for sure. And any vegetable that not only tolerates but grows in some shade is good to know about.

bfp said...

very beautiful! :-)

Barbara from Wildsuburbia said...

Last year I grew broccoli from seed. It was covered with aphids that were nearly impossible to wash off. Do you have this problem and if so what do you do?