Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TUESDAY TEXTURE--GARDEN TEXTURE

                                           NOW THAT'S SOME BROCCOLI!!!

These are two gigantic heads of broccoli my husband just picked from our garden. These are, by far, the biggest heads we have ever gotten (no steroids added). I love their texture--in the garden and on the plate. In our garden they sit right next to the wispy, smooth and shiny lettuce leaves. On the other side are the ever encroaching gigantic squashes and their leaves and the fern-like carrot tops. Soon the broccoli will be finished producing and the squash and carrots will take over, but right now those big beautiful flowering heads of broccoli reign supreme.

In high school home economics I learned about the importance of planning meals that are not only nutritionally balanced but also ones that are visually appealing in terms of texture and color. Broccoli, cooked to perfection, provides beautiful color and visual and tactile texture on the plate. All of that adds to the anjoyment of a meal.  It's broccoli season. Go ahead and enjoy some.

1 comment:

  1. I've really enjoyed my visit! I love your work!

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