Ontario Broccoli is in season at Harvest Barn Country Markets – so green, crispy and beautiful to cook and eat.
This is how my broccoli came, with the tender stalk and florets protected by the thicker outer leaves. Usually when you purchase broccoli, it has been trimmed with the outer leaves removed.
However, the outer leaves are edible as well as the thicker stalks. You will likely wish to peel the stalks and cut off the very ends, but the rest of the stalks are just as tender when cooked as the main stalk, which I also peel before I use it.
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If you decide not to eat the stalks outright, they make a wonderful addition to soups & stews. Just put them in a resealable plastic bag and store them in your freezer until such time as you make a stock or soup, then just cook them with your other stock veggies, as they really boost the robust flavor of any stock or soup.
This Ontario grown broccoli is so pretty and the florets look so perky and fresh, that they look like a veggie picture. They could make a lovely centerpiece for your table.
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On this night, I made Roasted Broccoli & Blue Potatoes with Warm Vinaigrette, and pick up some of the fantastic Ontario broccoli at Harvest Barn Country Markets.
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