Funky Cauliflower!

Happy Holiday’s dear readers!! I’m here. I really am. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Yet. My time has been consumed with work, a few classes, a couple special Christmas projects and a viewing of The Nutcracker Ballet! Which hopefully will become an annual tradition to kick off the holiday season! πŸ™‚

There are still quite a few items on my “to do list” to be accomplished before Christmas, including some holiday baking! If I can manage my time right over the next few days, hopefully the baking will lead to shared recipe blog posts for yummy treats as well! πŸ™‚ Until then….

Funky Cauliflower!

Funky Cauliflower!

Let me introduce you to, Funky Cauliflower! Ok, that’s not its technical name. But it seems quite fitting. Romanesco Broccoli, aka Roman Cauliflower is its true name. My mom received this little gem in her Farm Fresh to You delivery. She sent me home with half and I served it alongside pork chops later that evening for dinner.

Romanesco Broccoli is one of the oddest vegetables I’ve seen! It looks like something that should be growing on a rock at the bottom of the ocean. I’m here to tell you however that as odd as it looks, it has the same taste and texture of that of the boring, everyday white cauliflower. Roasted at 375 F degrees for about 35 minutes with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh garlic cloves, Romanesco Broccoli is delicious! Truly!

Ready for roasting with a lil' olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic!

Ready for roasting with a lil’ olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic!

I’ve not seen Romanesco Broccoli in the produce department of my grocery store, but if you can find it, a dish full of Christmas tree looking cauliflower would certainly look festive on your dinner table! πŸ™‚

Roasted deliciousness!

Roasted deliciousness!

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6 thoughts on “Funky Cauliflower!

    • I had never heard of them before either! I was a little skeptical when my mom pulled it out of her fridge and handed it to me to take home. It was so alien looking to me. But it was fabulous and I bet you’re right, it probably does contain more nutrients than white cauliflower.

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