Friday, December 28, 2012

Photos of the Week: Christmas Broccoli

Happy last Friday of 2012!. I hope Santa was good to you this year. We had the whitest Christmas we've had in northern Colorado since 2007. It really was wonderful to have the snow, and with daytime temperatures in the 20's, it's going to stick around for a while.

I wish I could say that I whipped up an amazing Christmas feast like those Whos down in Whoville, but that wasn't the case. It was a pretty simple affair, made a little bit more interesting with the first-time addition of a beautiful Romanesco broccoli. Lighter green than regular broccoli, with a mild cauliflower taste, it has a fascinating fractal-ly appearance that reminds me of a bunch of little Christmas trees.


We steamed it whole and 'decorated' it with diced red pepper and a yellow cherry tomato on top for a festive touch. The guy at the grocery store said it's pretty easy to grow, so I might give it a try this summer. 




(My dog thought it smelled pretty good, though it was probably just the butter.)

The New Year is soon upon us. Best wishes for a safe and healthy start to 2013!

2 comments:

lizy-expat-writer said...

Did you just eat the broccoli? My OH would eat one without a white sauce - poured delicately over the top it would look like snow. They look amazing but oh! the wind! Happy 2013.

Jenny said...

The white sauce would have been a nice touch! We also had a grass-fed beef roast from eastern Colorado...which I overcooked a little :-(