Monday, October 11, 2010
So, I was walking all through Wegman's a few days ago. For those of you that live in an area with one, it's an INCREDIBLE store. It has things no other store I've even been in has. It's huge and just chocked full of good for you food and hard to find items.
I was browsing the vegetable section and came across this:
Now, I am one that eats 12-18 fruit and veggie servings a day (mostly veggies) and I have a huge garden full of different veggies each year. I find new veggie recipes daily and I've never run across this veggie.
It looked like a mini Christmas tree, all spikey like and was in the section with the cauliflower and broccoli. It looked like cauliflower...the stalks and leaves, but with the weird pointy spikes that made it more triangular in shape.
It was called Romanesco. I sent it's picture to LLTS01, my fellow veggie lover Spark Buddy and she had never seen it either. I put it in my cart but then took it out, waiting to find out more about it before buying it.
I looked it up today and found that it's from Northern Italy and only available from September to November each year. It's in the cauliflower family and tastes like a milder version of cauliflower. It can be cooked any way you would cook cauliflower. So, back I went tonight and bought a couple bunches of it. It's steaming now, getting ready to make the mashed cauliflower South Beach recipe. Hmmm, green mashed potatoes? My Mom said too bad it's not around in March for St Patrick's Day. It could be if I buy some and freeze it